Legal Identity for Inclusive Development is an Asian Development Bank study, which is based on extensive field-research conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal. The study assesses the potential and actual value of legal identity, given the realities of the developing country context.
Legal identity refers to a human being's legal (as opposed to physical) personality. Legal identity allows persons to enjoy the legal system's protection and to enforce their rights or demand redress for violations by accessing state institutions such as courts and law enforcement agencies. Proof legal identity consists of official, government issued and recognised identity documents