The World Bank has said that India's biometrics-backed Aadhaar digital ID system should be studied by other countries as it is achieving inclusion and saving the government about $1 billion per annum.In a new report, 'World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends', the bank hailed the scheme for curbing corruption and promoting inclusion, efficiency and innovation.”We estimate that this (Aadhaar digital ID) is saving approximately $1 billion (Rs 650 crores) a year by reducing corruption and leakage for the Indian government. It is a help in fiscal budgeting. It is a help in providing other useful services,” World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu told reporters during the release of the report.”India's Aadhaar digital identification system has already reached close to one billion people enabling many of the poor to access services more easily and making it possible for government to deliver welfare services more easily,” he said at the World Bank headquarters in Delhi.”Technology can be transformational. A digital identification system such as India's Aadhaar, by overcoming complex information problems, helps willing governments to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged groups,” the World Bank said.”India is on track to register its entire population using its Aadhaar digital ID,” the Bank said in its new report, which was authored by co-Directors, Deepak Mishra and Uwe Deichmann. Addressing the global state of digital inclusion, the bank wrote that the use of internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies are spreading rapidly throughout the developing world. However, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectations, and 60 per cent of the world's population remains excluded from the ever-expanding digital economy.