Can biometrics beat the developing world's challenges?

Daniel M L Storisteanu, Toby L. Norman, Alexandra Grigore, Alain B Labrique

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Abstract

The World Bank estimates that as many as 1.5bn people worldwide do not officially exist. This lack of formal identification is a key challenge across the developing world – without reliable, unique and persistent identifiers, governments and development organisations struggle to provide essential goods and services to the populations they serve. The problem is wide-ranging: the dynamic nature of subsistence or agricultural communities and largely dysfunctional civil registration systems, combined with rapid population growth, have led to communities which are uncountable and poorly censused. Paper-based identity systems are resource-intensive, fragile and easily manipulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages5-9
Number of pages5
Volume2016
No11
Specialist publicationBiometric Technology Today
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

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Can biometrics beat the developing world's challenges? / Storisteanu, Daniel M L; Norman, Toby L.; Grigore, Alexandra; Labrique, Alain B.

In: Biometric Technology Today, Vol. 2016, No. 11, 01.11.2016, p. 5-9.

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Storisteanu, Daniel M L ; Norman, Toby L. ; Grigore, Alexandra ; Labrique, Alain B. / Can biometrics beat the developing world's challenges?. In: Biometric Technology Today. 2016 ; Vol. 2016, No. 11. pp. 5-9.
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