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UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all by 2030. Read Biometric Update news and in-depth features about digital identity projects in developing countries.

Women are better-represented in the 2022 ID4Africa Ambassador Class than ever before, with females making up 33 percent of the…

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Biometric banking requirement coming in Ghana, unmet by half of Nigerian accounts

From July 1, all banking and financial transactions in Ghana will be completed only upon presentation of the biometric ID…

 

Sri Lanka to introduce digital wallet for ID documents as public payments digitized

Citizens in Sri Lanka will be able to carry around some of their personal documents such as passports, birth and…

 

Zoloz biometric authentication deployed in Philippines financial inclusion push

CIMB Bank Philippines and Ant Group spin-off Zoloz have reached a deal for the deployment of the latter’s biometric authentication…

 

BioRugged applies biometrics and data to streamline healthcare in rural Mozambique

BioRugged is supporting the transition from paper-based systems to a biometric-based electronic patient registration and verification system for a Portuguese non-profit…

 

Digital public goods and infrastructure can’t be stamped out on an assembly line

Ambitious plans for using digital public goods and infrastructure for national economic development are resulting in insights for the next…

 

Malawi: Biometric passport production could halt, staff arrested ‘as human bait’

The situation facing Techno Brain in Malawi appears to be deteriorating. In further developments since the firm’s passport contract cancellation…

 

Ghana to address challenges slowing ongoing biometric SIM re-registration

The Board of Directors of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and mobile telephone operators in Ghana have agreed on a…

 

Ethiopia begins Tech5 biometrics trial for MOSIP-based national ID

The Ethiopian government’s National ID Program (NIDP) has partnered with Tech5 on a limited pilot of biometrics and other technologies to…

 

The allure of Chinese ‘digital authoritarianism’ for Latin America

Concern that Chinese technology in Venezuela and Cuba which is allowing the states to exercise ‘social control’ over their populations…

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