MOSIP was initiated at the International Institute of Information Technology- Bangalore (IIIT-B) with the vision to develop a non-proprietary platform on which foundational ID systems could be built. 5 years later, MOSIP (Modular Open Source Identity Platform) is a global project that has facilitated the issuance of unique digital IDs to over 71.1 million people across the globe. The project is funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trust, Omidyar Network, NORAD, and the Pratiksha Trust.
This piece by The Economic Times traces the journey of MOSIP's creation, and explores its unique flexibility and zero-knowledge architecture. The system is currently in different stages of adoption in the Philippines, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Togo, Guinea, and Ethiopia. MOSIP's principles of privacy and security by design, inclusivity, and accountability, are embedded in its code for a fair and ethical system of national identification.
Click here to read the full article on MOSIP, its milestones till date, and an exciting road forward for a rapidly growing platform, empowering lives through foundational ID.