EPAR was invited to present their work on national identity card programs at a workshop organized by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue for Myanmar's Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population. Pierre Biscaye traveled to Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar to present EPAR's research and interact with 35 officials from various government ministries involved in the design and implementation of the country's new national ID program.
Researchers at the World Bank, in a 2012 report, estimated that nearly 3 in 4 people worldwide now have access to a mobile phone. The same report outlined seven general areas in which mobile technology helps emerging economies: agriculture, health, finance, economic development, governance, education, and gender equality. Expansion of mobile coverage to currently uncovered populations is therefore an important policy issue.