A White Paper by Alan Gelb and Julia Clark examines 160 cases of applied biometric identification in developing countries, stressing that lack of documentation and identification is a common phenomenon in those countries. Likewise, the study points out that robust –biometric– identification systems help to foster inclusion, a key factor to promote development in the “globalized” world; the report also informs that technology cost are rapidly dropping.
The report concludes that identification should be considered as a component of a development policy. It is also important to consider adopting a strategic implementation that integrates a robust biometric technology with various development programs.
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