Panama City, Panama – January 26, 2017 – Crossmatch®, a leading provider of
security and identity management solutions, today unveiled a new solution aimed
at combatting fraud, waste and abuse in assistance operations around the world.
The solution was introduced at the Action on Disaster Relief conference in
Panama City, a key meeting point for UN agencies and foreign assistance
organizations throughout Latin America.
waste and abuse are a largely unacknowledged problem in the foreign assistance
and disaster relief sector. From ghost beneficiaries to “leakage” from aid
warehouses, the entire assistance supply chain is vulnerable to
World Food Program (WFP) reports over $10 million in
unaccounted for assistance annually, acknowledging that the true number would
likely never be known due to insufficient reporting from the field. An
estimated twenty percent of all losses are due to theft.
– the use of physical characteristics to identify individuals – offer a
powerful tool for accountability in assistance operations,” noted Ben Ball,
Market Director with Crossmatch and a speaker at the conference. “Recognizing
the advantages of this technology, international organizations such as UNHCR
and the WFP have started to experiment with the use of biometrics as a tool for
accountability in delivery of assistance.”
Crossmatch Foreign Assistance/Disaster Relief Solution provides the workflow and
capability to drive accountability and traceability to assistance missions. Connecting
biometrics to an assistance delivery record gives aid agencies the ability to
target their efforts for maximum impact. By providing an assured method of
accounting for who has received benefits, the Crossmatch solution allows for
real-time monitoring of impact in the field.
organizations can definitively account for where their funds are going. “Biometrics
can also be used for internal controls – from warehouse access to tracing who
is delivering assistance in the field,” added Ball. “We provide a powerful tool
for preventing fraud, waste and abuse through the “leakage,” which is all too
common in many aid supply chains.”
in learning more about the role biometrics can play in your assistance operations,
read the whitepaper or visit blog.crossmatch.com.
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