The United Nations, through its Development Programme (UNDP), selected Smartmatic to provide new technologies for the improvement of the electoral register of the Republic of Zambia. The selection was a result of a thorough examination of Smartmaticís solution by the UNDP and the Electoral Commission of the African country; the technology demonstrated its flexibility and accuracy.
For the first stage of the project, Smartmatic supplied the Republic of Zambia with 1,000 mobile electronic biometric registry units, known as PARkits. This included all hardware and software components, with their respective protective cases, training services, technical assistance and a one-year warranty.
The voter registration project in Zambia is part of the UNDPís ongoing commitment to improve the performance of democratic governments. The UNDP invests 34% of its resources each year in projects in support of democratic governments and provides on-the-ground services in 166 countries.