Liberia: National ID Registry to Issue Biometric Cards to Government Employees

The National Identification Registry is urging all employees and civil servants of government ministries and agencies to register and obtain their biometric ID cards to validate names on the government’s payroll. Speaking on Thursday April 5, 2018 at the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism in Monrovia, Director General […]

Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria (BRISIN): one system to rule them all?

Over the years, the Nigerian Government has struggled to keep track of basic information and data of its citizens and residents which could be used for socio-economic planning and development purposes. The lack of a reliable grass root data and information infrastructure has led to some inadequacies in the realization of given government policies and […]

Ghana Government Launches Instant Electronic ID Issuance

In line with the directive from the Government of Ghana to roll out the National Identification System (NIS), the National Identification Authority (NIA) will be responsible for ID card registration and instant issuance across Ghana. The new “GhanaCard” meets all international requirements for identity documents, such as chip-embedded technology and biometric capabilities. This is the […]

USAID Report – Identity in a Digital Age: Infrastructure for Inclusive Development 

Part 1 From Digital ID to Digital Infrastructure Current Approaches to Digital ID Systems in Development Consequences of Instrumental DID Schemes Summary of Digital ID System Landscaping Part 2 Preparing for Futures of Digital ID An Evolving DID Landscape Biometric Advances Mobile ID Algorithmic ID Blockchain-Backed ID User-Controlled ID Trend Implications Systems-level Implications Recommendations and […]

Cost of Malawi National Id Mass Registration

The mass registration exercise shall be undertaken as a Project Unit coordinated by the United Development Programme (UNDP). The government of Malawi and Development Partners such as DFID, European Union, Ireland, Norway, United States of America and UNDP agreed to fund the project at 40 and 60 percent respectively via a UNDP Basket Fund mechanism. The […]

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