The World Bank supports creation of citizen registry in Sri Lanka for benefits claimants


Private companies are not the only actors pushing for increased control of benefit claimants. The World Bank has also instrumental in funding programmes aiming at assisting government in administrating welfare programmes which has led to futher surveillance of benefits claimants, in December 2016 for instance, they approved a $75 million budget to fund the so-called Social Safety Nets Project in Sri Lanka. The aim is to create a “single registry of citizens containing information on family structure and economic characteristics.”

Publication: The World Bank

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