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World Bank’s Mission Billion challenge to tackle critical issues in digital identification

The World Bank has announced the launch of the Mission Billion annual innovation challenge to address the most critical issues…

 

Global unbanked population decreases with proliferation of biometrics and cell phones

The number of people around the world with bank accounts has increased by 7 percent from 2014 to 2017, reaching…

 

African cross-border and regional identity management schemes reach distribution stage

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently introduced its new fingerprint-embedded Laissez-Passer document at ID4Africa 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. The travel…

 

Aadhaar program wins World Bank praise

Paul Romer, Chief Economist at the World Bank, told Bloomberg that India’s Aadhaar scheme is tremendously effective and should be…

 

Developing countries demonstrate interest in Aadhaar model

According to a recent article published by the Economic Times, the World Bank has approached the Unique Identification Authority of…

 

World Bank issues report on tech inequality

The World Bank released a report last week that found that tech firms are making inequality worse. While the report…

 

CGD presentation discusses how biometrics can help achieve development goals

A panel presentation at Center for Global Development discussed the advantages of implementing biometric technology to help identify the millions…

 

Biometrics insight service, four-finger smartphone solution, facial recognition platforms top this week’s news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. In one of…

 

Accenture and Word Bank release report on universal ID

Today, Accenture and the World Bank released a report to help developing nations create universal ID management systems. The report…

 

World Bank provides $300m in biometric-enabled cash cards to poorest mothers in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government signed a $300 million financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDC), the World Bank’s concessional arm…

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