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Identity Proofing for COVID-19 Recovery

In order to address the systemic as well as the immediate challenges associated with COVID-19, Cenfri and FSD Africa have developed a guidance note, targeted at regulators, financial service providers and market facilitators, that provides clear steps and actions to take in transitioning toward remote identity proofing. The guidance highlights how traditional modalities for customer due diligence (such as in-person know-your-customer) have never been appropriate for the risk-based approach, and that appropriately robust, digital modalities (i.e. remote identity proofing) have potential to serve both for short-term and long-term strategic objectives.

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