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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. Listen to our ID16.9 podcast.

 

Sri Lanka ID card project new tender imminent after cabinet approval

After many months of backroom discussions, the Sri Lankan cabinet has given its greenlight for a new national ID card…

 

Ambitious projects, global support transform ID management in the Maldives

The Maldives has started on an ambitious journey to transform its identity management systems by incorporating digital technologies to improve…

 

Efficient digital govt systems will help Africa meet 2030 single market goal: report

A report by the Africa Policy Research Institute (APRI) holds that putting in place strong and efficient digital government systems…

 

Report points out personal data protection lapses in Botswana

The government of Botswana has been told to strengthen the country’s porous personal data protection legal framework to address major…

 

World Bank supports Mozambique to scale up free issuance of national ID cards

The government of Mozambique is enjoying support from the World Bank to ease up access to national ID card cards…

 

IrisGuard expands biometric humanitarian cash assistance in Jordan

IrisGuard has announced the extension of its six-year partnership with Jordan Post to facilitate the transfer of humanitarian cash assistance…

 

Dfinity provides blockchain platform to UNDP trusted credentials framework

The United Nations Development Program has teamed up with the Dfinity Foundation to enhance the trust and dependability of the…

 

Bhutan identifies hurdles to reach benefits of decentralized digital ID

Realizing the gains offered by Bhutan’s self-sovereign digital identity system will take significant work on the app that delivers it,…

 

NIRA explains adding iris biometrics to Uganda ID

Uganda is making iris biometrics part of its new national digital ID card not just as an added layer of…

 

World Bank revises Nigeria’s digital ID project as country fails to meet critical targets

Some implementation adjustments have been made to the Nigeria Digital Identity for Development (Nigeria ID4D) project sponsored by the World…

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