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Simprints wins World Bank ID4D Mission Billion Challenge with toolkit for registration consent

Simprints has won the World Bank’s ‘Mission Billion Challenge’ with an open source toolkit for enabling meaningful informed consent with…

 

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…

 

How many billions are the last billion’s biometrics worth?

Developing world identity systems lag behind those in the richest countries, and biometric systems to address the gap face technical…

 

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…

 

NEXT Biometrics fingerprint readers selected for World Bank project in India

NEXT Biometrics announced today that it has been selected as the supplier of Aadhaar-certified fingerprint readers to the Maharashtra Department…

 

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…

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