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Biometric Update publishes exclusive features and executive interviews along with forward-looking, systematic data about digital identity projects in developing nations.

 

Biometrics capture with feature phones to boost Africa’s financial inclusion

The potential of biometrics captured on feature phones, the importance of regulatory sandboxes, and the need for more flexible identity…

 

Identity in reverse – mobile phones as leverage to enroll for digital ID, plus SIM overlays

As the deadline for linking SIM cards and digital ID numbers looms (again) in Nigeria, representatives from its mobile network…

 

Mobile phones for legal identity, not just digital: ID4Africa livecast

Mobile phones as a tool, a technology and an enabler of services were discussed in the first part of a…

 

Cameroon seeks escape from its biometric national ID card woes

Isidore O., a 25-year-old Cameroonian living in the town of Bangem in the South West Region of the country applied…

 

How digital identity could unlock Nigeria’s economic and social potential

The potential benefit that digital identity could bring to financial services, e-commerce and government in Nigeria are explored in a…

 

Biometrics for every stage of a more effective global COVID-19 response

A new white paper outlines the benefits and risks of integrating biometrics in response to COVID-19 in humanitarian and developing…

 

ID4D report: 2022 to see significant progress towards ‘paradigm shift’ in digital ID

The World Bank Group’s ID4D (Identity for Development) division continued to work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic on projects and research across…

 

Uganda’s digital ID achievements, challenges and prospects

The Executive Director of the National Identification and Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA), Rosemary Kisembo, says although there is still…

 

ID4Africa: the future of digital identity in the real and virtual worlds

“What is your notion of digital identity?” may at first seem to be one of those futile questions in the…

 

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…

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