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Identification for Development (ID4D)

 

Fraud accusations at UN refugee agency highlight importance of biometric systems

UN refugee agency UNHCR has strongly rejected what it characterizes as “widespread allegations made against its workforce” made in an…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: banks issuing biometric ID, tracking miners and a Global Fund tender

The application of biometrics continues apace across Africa. Biometric-backed ID is to begin for workers in Uganda’s informal mining sector….

 

Reports weigh potential positive and negative social impacts of digital ID

Digital identity systems backed by biometrics are proving powerful means for bringing social assistance to millions across the world, but…

 

How many billions are the last billion’s biometrics worth?

Earlier in the maturation of biometrics as a digital technology and an industry, providing identification in the developing world was…

 

NEC and Nagasaki University partner for global health and biometric authentication program

NEC Corporation has partnered with Nagasaki University to establish a program on global health and biometric authentication for Nagasaki University’s…

 

Yoti launches Fellowship Programme to boost understanding of developing world identity needs

Yoti is launching a Fellowship Programme to support local researchers, innovators, and individuals with knowledge of local identity needs, and…

 

Glossary of ID4D terms

BiometricUpdate.com has developed a fully cross-referenced glossary of ID4D terms concerning digital identification systems used to improve development outcomes. Below…

 

History of digital identification in the developing world

The idea of providing identification to support economic and social development evolved out of sustainable development communities, and has early…

 

Yoti pledges support for developing world identity innovation in Social Impact Strategy

Yoti has launched a new Social Impact Strategy to further the positive social impact of digital identity systems and to…

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