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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.

 

Mauritius’ digital ID system success story showcased in ID4Africa livecast

The island Republic of Mauritius has had significant success in implementing a digital ID system for its citizens, and how…

 

India struggles with digital health ID issuance and biometric vaccine management system

The CoWIN biometric vaccination management system being used in India is glitching, raising fears that it could hamper the country’s…

 

Nigeria plans to replace bank IDs with digital ID numbers

Federal government authorities in Nigeria say talks are ongoing with various stakeholders to see how biometrics-backed Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs)…

 

Early research on biometrics’ effectiveness for benefits delivery reviewed in World Bank ID4D report

Evidence is beginning to accumulate on the effect of biometrics adoption in the delivery of social benefits, according to the…

 

Philippines to test biometric remote voting solutions, urged to acquire more scanners

The Commission on Elections of the Philippines (Comelec) is planning to conduct an online trial voting exercise with biometrics in…

 

Accelerating Nigeria’s digital ID issuance will take more funding, infrastructure

The ongoing process in Nigeria to issue national biometric digital IDs (NINs) to citizens will be more effective if the…

 

Nigeria lauds increased participation in national digital ID registration process

The federal government of Nigeria has expressed satisfaction with the recent level of participation of citizens in the ongoing process…

 

India to track vaccinations with Aadhaar biometrics

The Indian health ministry is directing states and union territories within the country to authenticate recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine…

 

Nigeria’s move to link digital identity numbers to SIM cards sparks lawsuit

The controversy surrounding the decision by Nigeria’s federal government to have citizens link their biometrics-backed digital IDs to their SIM…

 

Will Open APIs break digital ID vendor lock-in, usher in new opportunity? ID4Africa community debates

The great potential for national ID systems with Open APIs to improve digital economies while enhancing equality and security was…

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