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Nepal wants single biometric database for ID cards, CRVS, passports

Nepalese government officials have announced that biometrics will not be collected anew from passport applicants whose personal data is already…

 

Nepal’s takeover of Migrant Resource Centres highlights digital transformation challenge

In Nepal, Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) are located outside of passport offices to serve applicants before they move on to…

 

Idemia supplies 2.8M more biometric passports for Nepal at reduced price

The government of Nepal has reached a deal with Idemia to supply 2.8 million biometric passports, which the country’s foreign…

 

Nepalese prime minister stirs controversy after ID verification assigned to his company

Nepal’s national identity card project is in the midst of a controversy after a contract to verify data from biometric…

 

Nepal pauses national ID card verification contract to probe tender process

Nepal’s Cabinet is halting a biometric ID contract and forming a panel to probe the decision by the country’s former…

 

Digital ID process questioned in Nepal, Kenya; Philippines issuance hits 60M

Dozens of Nepalese citizens have questioned the usefulness of the national digital ID card launched by the government in 2018….

 

Biometric passports: progress in Nepal, Seychelles, ‘huge crowds’ in Bhutan

Biometric passport issuance is progressing at different rates in three countries this week. First to the Seychelles, which has unveiled…

 

Uneven, surprising changes in using digital ID to vote around the world.

The role of biometric identification in voting around the world is ever-evolving, sometimes controversial and sometimes just confusing. Here’s a…

 

Data security rules needed for Nepalese digital ID, Nigeria’s World Bank funding

A similar lack of data protection rules in Nepal and Nigeria could limit citizens’ confidence in the national digital ID…

 

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…

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