Decentralised digital identity: what is it, and what does it mean for marginalised populations?

An open passport with blank pages

By Margie Cheesman for the OII’s #Digital Inequality blog series The rise of big data and big tech platforms has heightened concerns about how ‘identification practices’—the ways in which people are made recognisable to institutions—enable invasions of privacy, state surveillance,… Continue Reading

Anticipating Blockchain for Development: Data, Power and the Future

In this post, Margie Cheesman, the CII group’s new anthropologist, tells us about her background research and doctoral interests, which are at the intersection of digital infrastructures and international development. Can blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies deliver significant social… Continue Reading