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Some Yemeni rebel leaders block biometric registration, WFP weighs suspension of aid

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) may be forced to abandon its aid delivery in areas of Yemen controlled…

 

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…

 

ID4D digital identity projects

A curated list of digital identity projects underway in developing nations.

 

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…

 

Biometrics Institute briefs UN member states on counter-terrorism compendium and next steps

The Biometrics Institute has briefed representatives of all UN Member States at a meeting in New York to raise awareness…

 

ID4Africa welcomes two more UN agencies to advisory board

Representatives of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) are joining the Advisory Board of…

 

Integrated Biometrics and Biometrics Institute encourage industry gender balance for International Women’s Day

Integrated Biometrics Management Consultant On Tim Tang is speaking at a United Nations event marking International Women’s Day as part…

 

IOM issues RFI for biometric systems for health assessment programs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has issued a request for information (RFI) inviting biometrics companies and service providers to…

 

Nigerian NGO calls for biometric registration of people displaced by Boko Haram to prevent graft

A Nigerian non-governmental organization has called for the use of biometrics to identify internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the restive…

 

Papa New Guinea micro bank deploys fingerprint biometrics to improve financial inclusion

A financial inclusion initiative in Papua New Guinea is introducing new access points equipped with fingerprint scanners to authenticate bank…

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