Reducing poverty globally comes with many challenges. Often, help doesn’t reach the ones most in need because they are unknown. One in four children under the age of 5 have no proper paperwork. Governments’ databases in many countries are not robust enough. In addition to help not reaching recipients, there are other problems like duplication and fraud.
A young company in the East of England has developed a bespoke technology platform for identification of people in low income countries. The Picture shows the workflow, showing how the biometric tool can be integrated into existing applications to link people to their records.
The solution is on the market in several countries in Africa and Asia. The biggest programmes using it are health related, to do with immunisation, maternal and child health, Covid response and others. It has also been adopted by and praised by aid programmes delivering both tangible goods and vouchers or services.
The UK company wishes to liaise with further European aid organisations, to offer the solution under a commercial agreement with technical assistance, or create new solutions under a technical co-operation.
At the same time, latest developments in biometrics will be of interest, to be licensed in by the UK company.