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Philippines conducts biometric registration of vulnerable people, total hits 29M milestone

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has confirmed it carried out a Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) mobile registration initiative to issue…


Pakistan biometric beneficiary program issuing $240M in first installment

The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in Pakistan started releasing the first quarterly installment of 7,000 Pakistani rupees (US$30.60) to…


Global lessons from digitally identifying the poor for health in Cambodia, India, Rwanda

Digital technologies help in the development of health schemes, according to the findings of a new publication from the WHO….


Tamil Nadu state goes all out with Aadhaar requirement for government welfare

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu will now require an Aadhaar number to supply any government benefits services according to…


Pakistan considers tinkering with biometric channels to distribute aid

Economic assistance in Pakistan is being distributed through a direct distribution system using biometrics, but that might not be the…


Identity in digital payment schemes: city, state, nation or – for India – the globe

Digital identity and broader digital ecosystems and government stacks are emerging to serve various functions at the local and national…


Pensioners go biometric in India, Philippines to keep receiving payments

There is no retiring from technology for pensioners in India and the Philippines. India is pushing Aadhaar-based faced authentication for…


Covid response tech leaves Indians more exposed to data collection: briefing

India’s e-governance has gained traction during the COVID-19 pandemic and mobile phone cash transfer via the country’s biometric Aadhaar has…


New NADRA offices to enroll biometrics of Pakistani individuals with household changes

The National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) of Pakistan has partnered with the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to establish 647…


World Bank execs see digital public infrastructure as catalyst for financial inclusion

Three top executives of the World Bank have argued that efforts made to facilitate digital payments during the peak of…

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