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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 Ayang Macdonald

The growing trend of African governments awarding contracts for the manufacturing of biometric credentials and building databases is attracting fresh…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Privacy and data protection experts from Germany, Ghana and the Philippines have suggested ways through which India’s Data Protection Authority…

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By Chris Burt

A UN-affiliated group is calling on organizations involved in digital payments to adopt a set of principles to increase trust…

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By Ayang Macdonald

The Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA), Dr. Tariq Malik, says the organization is working…

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By Ayang Macdonald

The level of progress so far attained by Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in the implementation of their respective digital identity…

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By Chris Burt

India’s government is considering changes to the Aadhaar system, including reducing the age of biometrics collection from five to three…

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By Frank Hersey

The ID4Africa movement will meet again in person in Marrakesh, Morocco on 15 and 16 June 2022. The meeting will be…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) -- a financial services organization in Tanzania -- is calling on authorities to derive alternative…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Researchers on digital ID-related issues as well as digital rights advocates and civil society campaigners have deplored existing gaps that…

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By Frank Hersey

Biometrics were the theme of the month for September in the ICRC’s Digital Dilemmas series of talks and debates on aspects…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Identity management officials in Morocco and Lesotho have explained the different stages of their efforts in the building and rollout…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Development economist, biometrics expert and ID4Africa Advisory Board member Dr. Alan Gelb has explained the various ways through which biometric…

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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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