Owner/Implementing Agency: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY OF SRI LANKA (ICTA)
Project Location: Sri Lanka
Project Phase: Awarded
Project Key: 465396908
Deadline: 30 Jun 2023
The Government of Sri Lanka is using MOSIP to design and develop its foundational digital ID system and prepare a national scheme for digital governance using open-source software.
This is according to an announcement from MOSIP, which says the move follows a partnership it entered into with the Government of Sri Lanka and the country’s Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA).
Since the deal was reached in October 2020, work has been ongoing and the project is now at the level of field registrations. As of April, a Proof of Concept (PoC) on an end-to-end demonstration of the digital ID system had been successfully completed, the announcement notes.
The ICTA was involved in government talks on developing a digital identity card containing biometric data last year. MOSIP, as part of its engagement with Sri Lanka, will help the government in evaluating, customizing, and adapting the platform to its foundational digital ID requirements. The parties are confident the successful completion of the PoC will create Digital Public Goods and the enabling environment for a national digital ID rollout in Sri Lanka.
The system will deliver a better user experience, streamlined operations, increased security, cost-efficiency and scaled down fraud.
A national digital ID system is certainly the first step in building a digitally inclusive society. For this to be effective, having a high citizen enrollment is key to ensure that everyone has access to the same government services and experiences the same level of simplicity and security when they are signing up for services or transacting online. MOSIP’s modular architecture, easy configuration, and customization, enables countries the flexibility to build their foundational digital ID systems in a cost-effective manner, all citizens will embrace this initiative positively and support the national vision of building a smart nation.
IriTech has successfully completed a self-compliance program on its IriSentinel iris biometric scanner device based on the SBI 2.0 specification of the Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP). It has won the Sri Lanka Unique Digital Identity Pilot Implementation contract for SBI 2.0, and this will be the first MOSIP-compliant iris scanning biometric device to be used for such a project.
Previous Event: 09 July 2021: MOSIP is proud to have entered into a partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, and the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), through the signing of an MOU in October 2020.