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 UNHCR has expanded its use of biometrics for food distribution to over 100 sites across eight countries, and registered…

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By Chris Burt

Bahamas-based digital infrastructure startup Bluestone Technologies Ltd. had been in talks with facial biometrics provider Trueface for several months before…

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By Frank Hersey

The trend for this week is mobile – mobile banking, payments, SIM registration and even a mobile app to check…

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By Chris Burt

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Policy Lab has published a pair of white…

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By Chris Burt

Can biometrics play a role in self-sovereign identity? Some attendees of the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) are resistant to the…

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By Frank Hersey

This has been West Africa’s week in digital ID news. Liberia may be adding a few more people to its…

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By Chris Burt

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Dr. Vera Songwe has joined ID4Africa’s Board of Advisors to add…

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By Chris Burt

Yoti has announced a pair of partnerships to provide solutions combining its biometric technology with encryption systems, integrating its biometric…

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By Frank Hersey

“[The National Integrated Identity Management System] thus is an archaic design compared to modern-day systems architecture and can be rightly…

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By Chris Burt

The Philippines is moving one step closer to the rollout of its new biometric national ID system, with the Bangko…

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By Chris Burt

Secure document company Mühlbauer has revealed details of three of its national identification system projects, saying it has extended biometric…

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By Frank Hersey

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

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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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