Managing your population’s identity with a robust and cost-effective infrastructure
At IDEMIA, we believe it is fundamental that each individual has a legally recognized identity from birth―International Identity Day on September 16, reinforces this conviction. The choice of the date is in recognition of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and objective 9 which calls for a legal identity for all by 2030. IDEMIA supports this goal, initiated by ID4Africa on April 24, 2018, by assisting governments in providing a foundational identity to their people.
A foundational ID starts with birth registration and provides citizens with both a nationality and a sense of belonging, which is crucial to their growth in society. A legal identity also gives people the ability to exercise their rights, and access fundamental services and political privileges. These services are essential to a citizen’s wellbeing and include education, healthcare, social protection, the right to vote, and also access to private sector services such as banking and credit facilities.
The three essential pillars of a legal identity are inclusion, protection, and empowerment. Biometric technologies can help with all three; and IDEMIA uses these technologies as a key enabler in providing citizens with a secure identity that is valid throughout their lifetime. IDEMIA’s biometric algorithms for fingerprint, face, and iris recognition regularly rank in the top-tier across many modalities and solutions in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) evaluations. They are often called the most accurate, fair, and consistent in the market and ensure inclusion for all citizens. With these identity technologies IDEMIA continues to deliver on the commitment to unlock the world and make it safer.