ID for All: Digital identity in developing nations

With UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calling for legal identity for all by 2030 Biometric Update is taking a special in-depth focus on digital ID projects in developing countries including daily coverage of biometrics-based national digital identity projects.

By Chris Burt

The government of India is planning to leverage Aadhaar biometrics in a reformed food procurement system to deliver benefits to…

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By Frank Hersey

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

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By Chris Burt

International identity management provider TECH5 has integrated its biometric software with the open-source MOSIP identity management platform, and is the…

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By Chris Burt

Uganda has agreed to purchase a CCTV system with biometric facial recognition from Huawei for $126 million to reduce violent…

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By Chris Burt

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) began sharing records including fingerprints, iris scans, and facial biometrics of refugees…

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By Chris Burt

Philippines central bank is planning to produce 23 million biometric national IDs with fingerprint, iris and facial data in 2020,…

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By Frank Hersey

A new scheme launching in Sierra Leone could rapidly increase the proportion of the population with bank accounts as set…

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By Chris Burt

India’s Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS) surpassed 200 million transactions with biometric authentication in the month of July, 2019, ZeeBiz…

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By Chris Burt

Iris biometric technology from IrisGuard is being used to provide identity verification for refugees in Iraq under a partnership between…

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After launching new FAP60 mobile terminals among with several products earlier this year, BioRugged is opening an office and assembly…

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By Chris Burt

A Nepali government committee has approved the National Identity and Civil Registration Bill, which would mandate the issuance of a…

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By Chris Burt

India is planning to collect biometric and family data from residents for the next stage of its National Population Register…

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Spotlight:

Digital ID projects and initiatives

A curated list of biometric digital identity initiatives to improve development outcomes, a glossary of common terms and a history of digital identification in the developing world.

By Chris Burt

Biometric Update offers a comprehensive directory of digital identification initiatives in developing nations to assist information-gathering by government employees, companies…

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By Joby Mathew

This is a guest post by Joby Mathew, HID Global Director: Citizen Identity Solutions EMEA The adoption of HID Global’s…

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By Chris Burt

BiometricUpdate.com has developed a fully cross-referenced glossary of ID4D terms concerning digital identification systems used to improve development outcomes. Below…

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By Chris Burt

The idea of providing identification to support economic and social development evolved out of sustainable development communities, and has early…

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International Identity Day

The campaign calls to recognize September 16 as International Identity Day in tribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 which calls for legal identity for all by 2030. The purpose is to raise awareness about the role identity plays in empowering individuals to exercise their rights and responsibilities fairly and equitably in a modern society. Biometric Update is proud to be a coalition partner.

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