January 16

Honduras Obtains $40 Million World Bank Loan to Digitize Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, Expand ID Verification

By Ayang Macdonald

Honduras is set to receive funding from the World Bank to the tune of $40 million to implement a project that seeks to digitize its civil registration and vital statistics system and support the improvement of the country’s identity verification services.

According to a press release, the project, ‘Strengthening Honduras’ National Civil Registry and Identification Ecosystem,’ aims to automate the central American nation’s civil registry, prompt an increase in birth registration and the issuance of identification credentials to children, and then extend digital ID verification services to all of the country’s citizens.

Photo courtesy of USAID U.S. Agency for International Development.

Source: Biometric Update (link opens in a new window)

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