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Jamaica to issue free birth certificates ahead of national digital ID enrollment drive

Jamaica has launched what it calls ‘Operation Birthright,’ a campaign intended to issue free birth certificates to as many as…


Nigeria, Rwanda progress in national childbirth registration programs

Countries around the world appear not to be making some progress on their efforts of meeting the United Nations Sustainable…


Sri Lanka outpaces many in its digital identity and birth registration programs

Off the southern tip of India, the island nation of Sri Lanka is making birth certificates digital ID documents. At…


Zimbabwe’s leader a controversial proponent of biometric IDs

It likely is not the endorsement that backers of digital national IDs would seek, but the controversial President of Zimbabwe…


Start small, test, and iterate: legal ID delivery advice from OpenCRVS engagement lead

Civil registration and vital statistics registries are critical tools for governments to understand the populations they are trying to serve;…


Nigeria ID4D continues partnership spree to meet digital ID ambitions

The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development project (Nigeria ID4D) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have agreed to…


Singapore introduces parents’ dialects to digital birth certificates after pushback

Singaporean authorities have bowed to public pressure to include parents’ dialects in their children’s digital birth certificates from 1 September….


ID16.9 podcast launched by Biometric Update to track the race for universal legal identity

A new podcast has been launched by Biometric Update to explore the global race to meet the United Nation’s goal…


The Gambia launches new biometric CRVS and health insurance scheme

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has appealed to citizens of the West African country of 2.5 million people to…


Philippines pilots new capabilities for civil registry, QR codes galore

The Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) is piloting the country’s new civil registry system ahead of national rollout. The system gives…

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