Crossing the Digital Divide - Applying Technology to the Global Refugee Crisis by RAND Corporation

In this recent research report the authors RAND Corporation examine the gaps and opportunities of technology used to help displaced populations and improving the operations of aid agencies.

IrisGuard's iris recognition technology has been highlighted specifically in relation to a cash distribution programme by the WFP's Building Blocks project used in Jordan. This is the world's largest private humanitarian Ethereum blockchain, which enables beneficiaries to purchase groceries or other goods via their virtual accounts created by the UNHCR. Our systems are integrated with Building Blocks to provide fast, safe and secure verification of the beneficiaries' identities and to secure the last mile of transactions, providing complete accountability.

You can read the full article here https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR4322.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=CMEPP%20Newsletter%20-%20Sept%202020&utm_campaign=CMEPP%20Newsletter%20Fall%202020

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