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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.

 

How to replicate digital ID successes explored in ID4Africa 2020 Marathon of Innovations Day 1

Examples of biometrics-backed government digital ID systems for service delivery that have yielded benefits for people in countries in Africa…

 

Coming wave of open source digital ID projects detailed in ID4Africa webinar

Several open-source approaches to digital public goods that can help countries establish or build on digital ID systems without falling…

 

Biometric verification expected to quicken voting and results in Ghana elections

The electoral commission (EC) in Ghana is bullish that the quality of the biometric verification machines being used in today’s…

 

How Special Olympics Nigeria will bring digital identity to the people

“Whenever we’re organizing an international competition, we find ourselves having to start from the very beginning, to get them their…

 

Any online voting system requires robust digital identity

This is a guest post by Tshepo Magoma, a Yoti Digital Identity Fellow. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted citizens to worry about whether…

 

More education needed for biometrics ethics in humanitarian context: Simprints webinar panel

The ethics of using biometrics in development and humanitarian projects can be difficult and confusing with important concepts that seem…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria extends digital ID services with launch of real-time verification for vague addresses

VerifyMe Nigeria has introduced a new service to reduce delays and enhance accuracy in the process of verifying and authenticating…

 

Idemia to help war-torn Libya establish biometric digital ID system

A deal has been struck for Idemia to assist the north African nation of Libya in putting in place a…

 

Guinea’s biometrics-backed foundational identity pilot shows open-source benefits

Using open-source technology to stand up a foundational digital identity system with biometrics allows governments to use their human resources…

 

Good ID awards digital identity efforts of Kenya’s Lawyers Hub, ELSAM and Haki na Sheria

The winners of the Good ID Awards for 2020 have been announced in a virtual event that took place on…

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