“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has increased its investment in digital ID projects through part of a $1.27 billion package to support “global health and development projects.” Part of the funding, $200 million, will go to digital public infrastructure, including civil registry databases and digital ID.

The announcement followed the annual “Goalkeepers Report,” an annual assessment report on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SGD). The UN set a goal (goal 16.9) for a global legal identity by 2030, and the report said that the world will not make that deadline…

The 2019 Goalkeepers Report touted biometrics as one of the technologies needed for the equitable redistribution of resources in developing nations.”

Analyst Comment: Don’t be fooled by the language; Gates is no communist: Equitable distribution of resources is not being used in the sense of even distribution to all, but in the oligarchic sense that a small percentage of the elites should control who gets what, which includes withholding resources from those who do not cooperate.