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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…


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…


Biometrics urged for payroll fraud crusade in Africa’s public service systems

The phenomenon of public workers unduly earning salaries or other financial benefits from their national public service systems in some…


How to spend World Bank money on biometrics: a World Bank guide

The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) division has published a ‘Primer on Biometrics for ID Systems’ (full PDF)…


Data security rules needed for Nepalese digital ID, Nigeria’s World Bank funding

A similar lack of data protection rules in Nepal and Nigeria could limit citizens’ confidence in the national digital ID…


Skeptics of World Bank’s ID4D want more transparency and harm reduction for digital IDs

Dozens of civil society organizations and individual human rights advocates say digital ID programs “regularly” erode human rights. Signatories to…


Open-source technologies have potential to accelerate development efforts: Brookings report

A research paper published by The Brookings Institution argues that if properly developed and deployed, open source technologies that can…

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