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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 with daily coverage of biometrics-based national digital identity projects.

By Ayang Macdonald

There’s been a lot going on already at the MOSIP Connect 2024 event in Addis Ababa. Some of the standout…

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By Ghulam Shabir Arain

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) decided to suspend the "X" category Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) after receiving…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Officials from two humanitarian organizations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Capital Fund (UNDCF), shared…

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By Ayang Macdonald

An assessment conducted by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has highlighted the UN…

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By Ayang Macdonald

The President of the Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP), Prof Santhanagopalan Rajagopalan, says robust stakeholder collaboration from partner countries…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Industry experts from iProov, Simprints and BixeLab have emphasized the importance of clean data collection during biometric enrollment and the…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Stakeholders in the healthcare sector have agreed that digital ID, no matter what format it takes, can make massive contributions…

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By Ayang Macdonald

In addition to the at least 850 million people estimated to have no form of legal identity in the world,…

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By Ayang Macdonald

The Cameroon country representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nadine Perault, has held talks with Decentralization and Local…

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By Ghulam Shabir Arain

Pakistan is rapidly advancing into a technologically advanced era, and its provinces are embracing innovation to transform law enforcement systems.…

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Interoperability Initiatives

Multiple major initiatives have been launched by ID stakeholders to promote and support open-source technologies or those based on open standards, in order to prevent vendor lock-in and give governments and other customers the flexibility of tools that are interoperable with each other. Among governments in countries with developing economies, a lack of interoperability has been seen as a major barrier to the long-term success and sustainability of ID systems.

By Ayang Macdonald

The West African nation of Sierra Leone is at full throttle with its digital transformation efforts, and its MOSIP-based foundational…

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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.

By Sébastien Gueremy

By Sébastien Gueremy, VP Identification & Verification Solutions at Thales In a world that increasingly emphasizes the importance of human…

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