The Biometric UXtra: a new rubric about UX design

Biometrics has brought faster, modernised elections to Albania

Albania revolutionised the way people vote in the country. The new system sped up the elections – reducing them from two days to just one. So how has the voting process changed?

Behind the scenes: Safeguarding “one person, one vote” for Guinea’s 7 million registered voters

Attempts to change political regimes in African countries have often failed due to disputed elections. In Guinea, biometric technology has helped to create a reliable voters list – an essential prerequisite for legitimate elections.

Biometrics to the rescue: helping democracies to build elections that can be trusted

Data shows that the number of democracies in the world is shrinking. Many countries are struggling on a precarious path between democracy and autocracy, while in long-established Western democracies fears over the denial of election results are becoming more and more frequent.

Biometrics remains essential for sustaining democracy and digitisation of the African continent

About Abdul-Gamal Toure Gamal spent six years working as a database administrator for the electoral register of Togo and Mali, one year as a manager of electoral agents in the field, and four years as an independent consultant. He’s carried out various missions within international organisations such as the OIF, the EU, and CENI-Guinea, all […]

From Indonesia to Germany: why so many democracies don’t have fair elections

Election inequality and voter suppression are issues that haunt democracies around the world. But shouldn’t democracy ensure that every eligible citizen is able to cast their vote?

Three white-collar banking scams that governments ignored

Could the shocking events of these government-supported financial scams even happen today?

Biometric central registry opens up online services to everyone

How Panama went for a brand-new, faster biometric identity register.

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