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Pakistan ID boss to head UNDP digital transformation committee as World Bank mulls funding

Muhammad Tariq Malik, chairman of Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), has been appointed the chairman of the Technical…


Thales, Idemia, Veridos reportedly jostle for mega biometric ID card contract in DR Congo

Some big names in the biometrics and digital ID space such as French giants Idemia and Thales and Germany’s Veridos…


Global estimate for people without ID reduced to 850M: ID4D report

Identification for Development (ID4D), the World Bank division devoted to identity projects, has completed an extensive update to its dataset…


World Bank is helping the displaced in Mozambique get IDs, birth certificates

There has been respite for thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mozambique as a civil registration and ID card…


Congo to hire consultants for legal frameworks of digitized identity, civil register

The Republic of the Congo is on the hunt for consultants to review the country’s legal and regulatory framework for…


World Bank proposes $250M for Indonesia digital ID for public and private service access

Indonesia may receive US$250 million in funding from the World Bank Group’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to…


More World Bank support in view for Nigeria’s digital ID coverage efforts

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been promised technical support by the World Bank as part of efforts to…


Privacy International leader argues digital identity exceeds SDG scope on ID16.9 podcast

UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 is being interpreted by governments and the private sector in ways that promote digital identity…


Niger launches WURI project to issue biometric ID for regional trade and public services

A regional system for digital identity that is interoperable between West African countries has been launched in Niger, LeSahel.org reports….


Singapore wants to share its learnings on digital ID, so does World Bank

The World Bank has worked with Singapore’s Government Technology Agency (GovTech) to create a case study of the island nation’s…

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