01 Next generation identity - for the next generation
Globally, an estimated 650 million children were not registered at birth - creating foundational barriers to accessing education, healthcare, and other essential services. For example, just 7% of children in the world’s poorest countries are fully vaccinated, in part because it is difficult to identify them and track their vaccinations over time. Without an electronic medical record, and a digital ID linking a child to that record, this remains a persistent problem.
While emerging technologies are addressing challenges - such as legal birth registration and immunization - central to child health and rights, there are no commercially-available biometric solutions for infants and young children.
At Element, we’re managing the world’s largest infant and child biometric program - working across Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Mozambique to extend our solution to 0-5 years of age. By creating the first mobile digital identity platform for the world’s youngest populations, we’re aiming to change how services are delivered across the lifespan.
02 Don’t slow down on the last mile
From community health to financial services, the last mile is often the hardest. Challenges with low connectivity and logistics make it difficult to operate, account for resources, and reach those most in need.
At the same time, mobile technology is transforming how we deliver and access services. By 2018 in healthcare alone, the mobile industry had created more than five billion points of contact between consumers, workers, and administrators.
Element’s solutions can be deployed to run offline, without connectivity. And by leveraging the common mobile devices already in the hands of billions of people, we’re setting systems up to go the last mile.
03 Deliver impact without impacting delivery
Many people do not receive the social and government transfers they are entitled to because these benefits have to be delivered directly into an existing account.
Of the 1.7 billion people who remain unbanked, most live in emerging and developing markets - where 79 percent of adults already own a mobile device.
As national banks, fintech platforms, and governments digitize services, Element’s mobile digital identity solutions can help drive account creation and ensure loans, cash disbursements, vouchers, and other direct benefit transfers reach intended participants - while saving time and reducing costs.