SDG 16.9

UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all people worldwide, including birth registration, by 2030.

 

Nigerian digital ID initiative for people with disabilities wins Mission Billion Challenge

Finalists of Mission Billion Challenge 2020, a World Bank-sponsored initiative that seeks to ensure inclusivity of digital identity systems for…

 

How Malawi established a biometric national ID system at breakneck speed

Just three years ago, Malawi was without a national registry or ID system and had little in the way of…

 

Digital ID a surprising, qualified success for women in Afghanistan

The World Bank, intent on pushing efforts in Afghanistan to provide legal identification for women as well as men, is…

 

MOSIP open digital identity initiative partners up to enhance platform for developing countries

A new partnership to promote robust digital identity as a global public good has been formed by the International Institute…

 

Value biometrics over physical credentials to improve inclusion, ID4Africa’s Identity Day panelists argue

Biometrics should be privileged as a source of unique identity assurance over physical documents, and exclusion risk assessments should be…

 

Digital Identity Matters: Enabling Nigeria’s economic and social growth with digital identity

Digital Identity Matters: Enabling Nigeria’s economic and social growth with digital identity Sept 16, 2020, 11am (WAT) Online In 2017,…

 

Biometric projects to fight fraud and corruption in Africa need to avoid the same traps

Allegations against Semlex in Africa continue to mount as a new exposé of the Belgian firm’s dealings comes to light, this…

 

Digital welfare state

Photo by Paz B. “The lack of jobs is a crime” – March 2020 – Mar del Plata, Argentina This…

 

New approaches to biometrics and digital ID systems in Africa considered to achieve universal coverage

Though efforts to deliver identity to all people in Africa through biometrics and other digital technologies have been stopped in…

 

Digital identity for all push in Africa now has clarity and political will: ID4Africa Executive Chairman

Several major developments in the push for universal identification have come out of the global pandemic, raising hopes that biometrics…

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