The UN Partners Up With Sierra Leone To Build Blockchain-Based ID Platform

The UNDP (UN Development Program) and the UNCDF (UN Capital Development Fund) have reported the projects that would mean to “modernise the credit bureau” at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly held in New York on Thursday.

According to the non-profit Kiva, the arrangement is to start the operations one year from now, with the stage anticipated that would take three years. The project Kiva Protocol was chosen to be executed in Sierra Leone after considering 85 different nations. One of the preeminent explanations behind the nation’s choice is that there is an obvious lack of credit bureaus, for only one serving more than 2,000 individuals. Also, just 20% of the nation’s populace is banked.

The president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio is a staunch supporter of expanded financial access and decreased reliance on foreign aid. Through the presentation of the Kiva Protocol, the nation’s technological foundation will improve, and a platform of civil ID can be built, which will extraordinarily encourage government programs.

Kiva’s association with the capital of Sierra Leone has been particularly development-oriented. The company has helped the nation’s microfinance capacities since the year 2007. It has likewise crowdfunded over $12 million of credits to the general population of Sierra Leone.

With the expansion of this progressive technology, the West African nation will outperform similar nations, and it will give a driving force to local banking, according to the deputy executive secretary of the UNCDF, Xavier Michon.

Michon said in a statement, “Through this implementation, Sierra Leone is setting out to build one of the most advanced, secure credit bureaus. It could serve as a model for both developing and developed nations in the future and has the potential to change the landscape of financial inclusion radically.”

Natives will be given complete self-governance of their data through the Kiva Protocol. The underlying blockchain will record the two receipts and payments. The administration lending companies and Kiva-associated accomplices can investigate the credit score of people before sanctioning the loans.