UIDAI and Biometrics in Developing Nations

This In Focus page looks at the impressive growth in number of innovative identity projects in developing nations, such as India's UIDAI scheme. Check back here for news, features and interviews with the leading players in the market.

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Aware reports revenue boost in fourth quarter results 10 February 2016

Biometric solutions firm Aware has reported that revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $6.9 million, an increase of 61% compared to $4.3 million in the same quarter last year.


Biometrics expert handed US honour 10 February 2016

Renowned biometrics expert Anil Jain has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.


Lagos begins biometric verification process for pensioners 09 February 2016

The state government for Lagos in Nigeria has launched a biometric verification exercise for pensioners designed to prevent fraud and ensure welfare is reaching them.


Bangladesh launches prisoner biometric database 08 February 2016

Senior officials in Bangladesh have launched a biometric database for prisoners that will store the data from 68 prisons across the country.


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Bangladesh launches prisoner biometric database 08 February 2016

Senior officials in Bangladesh have launched a biometric database for prisoners that will store the data from 68 prisons across the country.


India to widen identity scope of Aadhaar authentication 02 February 2016

India’s government is exploring the use of identity services providers as part of using the biometrics-backed Aadhaar identity cards for checking the credentials of drivers and domestic helps being hired.


SimPrints credited for social entrepreneurship 29 January 2016

Cambridge-based biometric startup SimPrints have been featured in the Social Entrepreneurship category of the Forbes list.


Zimbabwe studying biometric elections in 2018 25 January 2016

Zimbabwe is mulling use of a biometric voting system for polling it has scheduled in 2018.


Kathmandu launches fledgling biometric crime database 25 January 2016

The Metropolitan Police Office in Kathmandu, capital of Himalayan nation Nepal, has launched a biometric database of know criminals to improve the efficiency of its police force.


South African banks fighting fraud with fingerprints 21 January 2016

Banks in South Africa are increasingly tapping into a government scheme that links customers to fingerprint data.


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World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.


Holding ghosts accountable: Biometrics bring greater transparency to African public sector

The insidious nature of corruption presents a formidable obstacle for the improvement of any society. One of the more nuanced forms of corruption occurs through the employment of “ghost workers. But biometrics is being successfuly used to help eliminate the problem.


India boldly takes biometrics where no country has gone before

Here is an in-depth overview of how well biometric technology is performing in India's UID project. And, more crucially, it explains why performance is so good?

 

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