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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…

 

Are overly simplistic national ID programs creating more exclusion?

Too many people advocating for digital national IDs make it sound like development programs are just an overlay on a…

 

UN expects 350M more people worldwide to get legal identity by 2025

Erstwhile Policy Advisor and Program Manager for Legal Identity at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Niall McCann says despite…

 

Ghana switches from dedicated biometric cards for pensioners to Ghana Card, counts savings

The head of the Ghana Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), the government agency responsible for managing pension matters,…

 

Ethiopia plans upgrades to meet 10M digital IDs target by 2023, draft law approved

Ethiopia’s National Identity Program (NIDP) says it is looking forward to upgrading its hardware infrastructure and software licenses to be…

 

Jamaica national ID deployment moves forward with first biometric registration centers opening

The first biometric enrolment center to enable citizens to register for Jamaica’s new National Identification System (NIDS) is scheduled to…

 

Philippines going digital by default? Vietnam’s national IDs ‘introduced’

Vietnam and The Philippines are moving on digital IDs, although only one of the South China Sea nations as part…

 

Nigeria ID4D to facilitate digital ID issuance for people living with disabilities

The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (Nigeria ID4D) project has pledged to create the enabling environment for more people living…

 

India to attempt to deduplicate electoral roll via ‘voluntary’ Aadhaar-voter ID link

A campaign to encourage all voters in India to link their voter ID to their Aadhaar accounts, aimed at aiding…

 

Afghanistan digital ID woes: applicants cry foul over delays as printing suspended

Applicants for the national digital ID card in Afghanistan could have to wait many more weeks before the credential is…

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