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

When Women in Identity co-founder Emma Lindley climbed Mt. Toubkal, the tallest mountain in North Africa, raising awareness about diversity…

Continue Reading

By Luana Pascu

The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Myanmar has come up with a strategy to create a national database of…

Continue Reading

By Frank Hersey

Canadian identity verification firm Trulioo is extending its coverage to Ghana and Nigeria, allowing businesses to establish the identity of…

Continue Reading

By Luana Pascu

Afghanistan wants to introduce an Aadhaar system similar to the Indian biometric and demographic database so it has partnered with…

Continue Reading

By Frank Hersey

Biometrics are at the core of an issue leading opposition parties in Ghana to call for demonstrations and mass picketing…

Continue Reading

By Chris Burt

A compendium of good practices for civil registration and identity management has been published by the Global Partnership for Sustainable…

Continue Reading

By Chris Burt

BIO-key Africa is planning a country by country strategy, and anticipates adding two dedicated business development resources to cover its…

Continue Reading

By Frank Hersey

While Europe and the U.S. have seen steady progress with incremental improvements and plenty of new regulation alongside the growing…

Continue Reading

By Anthony Kimery

Researchers who conducted a new study on an effort to assign biometric IDs to HIV patients in Kenya discovered that…

Continue Reading

By Chris Burt

Ten years after its launch, Aadhaar identification is held by 95 percent of people in India, and 92 percent of…

Continue Reading

By Chris Burt

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is changing the biometric voter registration process for the 2020 elections, adding facial recognition…

Continue Reading

By Chris Burt

ID4Africa’s Ambassadors Program has reached 48 different countries across the continent, achieving practically complete engagement with governments across Africa, as…

Continue Reading

             

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…

Continue Reading

By Joby Mathew

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

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

By Chris Burt

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

Continue Reading

     

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.

THE LATEST ID for ALL NEWS

Featured Company

ID for ALL FEATURE REPORTS

DIGITAL IDENTITY PROJECTS

BIOMETRICS EVENTS

BIOMETRICS WHITE PAPERS