Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, today announces that Guinea's National Agency for Economic and Social Inclusion (ANIES) will deploy an OSIA-based identity management system in support of the most vulnerable groups within the country.Currently, approximately 40% of its population are undocumented and lack any formal identity. This group is therefore unable to access government support.Beginning with a population census, ANIES plans to provide all citizens with a legal identity during 2021 through an ambitious biometric registration program. Once enrolment is completed, citizens will be provided with a legal identity and a 'beneficiary card' providing access to a range of financial services and social rights.A universal interoperability framework, OSIA provides open standard interfaces (APIs) to connect the building blocks of an identity management ecosystem. OSIA unleashes market innovation, facilitates the implementation of multi-vendor programs and enables identity as a service.Philippe Barreau, Chairman of the Board, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), said: "SIA via OSIA deployment is proud to contribute to ANIES's programme and to support the inclusion project of the most vulnerable persons in Guinea. The OSIA initiative represents a new era of openness and collaboration between industry and governments across the world to resolve the interoperability and data sharing challenges."Debora Comparin, Chair of the OSIA Workgroup, added "Harnessing the power of APIs, OSIA is an efficient and cost-effective way of leveraging industry expertise while pushing continuous innovation and remaining confident that governments will be able to grow their ecosystem with new building blocks and services with limited integration efforts".The OSIA functional and technical specifications are freely available on the GitHub collaboration platform.For more information on OSIA, join us on 15th June 2021 at 14.30 GMT for a webinar: