Developing world using eyeballs instead of ID cards

I’ve mentioned this before, the move by some poor or middle-income countries to move toward using eyeball identification schemes rather than paper or ID cards.

Here’s a great overview of this trend by the Center for Global Development’s Alan Gelb and Julia Clark, and their map of projects around the world:

Eyeball ID map


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