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Digital Financial Inclusion: Seizing a $3.7 Trillion Opportunity

October 19, 2016

Tilman Ehrbeck, partner at Omidyar Network, shares insights on the role of digital finance in reaching the 45 percent of working-age adults in emerging markets who are disconnected from the global economy.

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Why We Invested: SPARK Schools

October 18, 2016

Vineet Bewtra shares why we invested in SPARK Schools, a network of primary schools providing an internationally comparable quality of education to children from all socioeconomic backgrounds in South Africa.

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This Investor Shares How to Weather a Crisis and Come Out Stronger

October 14, 2016

Omidyar Network partner Arjuna Costa shares how Zoona dealt with a crisis and became out stronger in the end in a new blog that was originally published on Unreasonable.is.

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Why We Invested: Lenddo

October 10, 2016

Learn more about our investment in Lenddo from Omidyar Network partner Arjuna Costa.

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Smita Aggarwal
Director, Investments

How Can Technology Make Banking More Inclusive?

October 10, 2016

Smita Aggarwal explores how technology can be used to better reach the 46 percent of working-age adults in developing countries who remain excluded from the formal financial system.

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Julie Zollmann
Senior Associate, Bankable Frontier Associates

Fixing Finance for Women

October 6, 2016

BFA's Julie Zollmann and Caitlin Sanford recently explored the experiences of women in Financial Diaries research projects in India, Kenya, and Mexico for a new report A Buck Short.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

The Magic in the Room: How the Open Government Partnership can inspire and go to scale

September 20, 2016

My OGP story began in September 2010 when President Obama delivered a speech at the UN calling for countries to make bold commitments to open up government, fight corruption and boost transparency.

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Felipe Estefan
Director, Investments
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Raphael Shepard
Consultant, Omidyar Network
Ory Okolloh
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Well Told Story/Shujaaz

September 19, 2016

In Kenya today, 20% of the population – more than 8 million people – are youths aged between 15 and 24. Over the next decade this demographic will grow rapidly, both in number and as a proportion of the population.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: Khan Academy

August 25, 2016

Isabelle Hau shares why we invested in Khan Academy and its expansion into early learning with Duck Duck Moose.

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Announcement

High-Volume Recruitment Start-Up Giraffe Closes Second Funding Round

Giraffe, the automated high-volume recruitment start-up, announced that it has closed a second round of equity funding.

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Researchers to Put Facebook's Role in Elections Under Magnifying Glass

Omidyar Network is joining six other funders to support a new initiative to study Facebook's role in elections and democracy.

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Announcement

Facebook announces commission to examine social media's effects on elections

Omidyar Network has joined an effort to fund a new initiative that will enable independent researchers to perform an assessment of the role that Facebook plays in elections.

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