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Jeni Tennison
Technical Director, Open Data Institute

How Can Openness Help to Protect Our Privacy?

October 27, 2014

We have a tendency to think of openness as the opposite of privacy, and in particular that opening up data carries the risk of exposing our private information.

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Charles Kenny
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Could Contract Transparency Be Bad?

October 27, 2014

Omidyar Network’s annual conference on transparency, Open Up? 2014, is titled “Boundaries of Openness and Privacy.” We’ll launch the Center for Global Development’s Working Group on Contract Publicat

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

What's In A Name?

October 27, 2014

We at Omidyar Network have long advocated the merits of opening government data. Its potential to strengthen governance, drive economic growth, and build trust is attractive for those of us working to improve the relationships between governments and citizens.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Testing the boundaries of OGP

September 25, 2014

Are governments most likely to reform before joining an international initiative or once they have joined it?

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

“What can OGP do for me?”

September 24, 2014

We know that the Open Government Partnership is a powerful tool to implement national-level change. Brazil enacted its Freedom of Information Law thanks to OGP...

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner

The Global Innovation Fund: Pilot, Test, Scale

September 23, 2014

September has been a good month for impact investing.  

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

OGP as a Platform

September 23, 2014

Being within the Open Government Partnership (OGP), or even at the head of OGP, does not turn your country into a paragon of openness.

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Mike Kubzansky
Partner, Intellectual Capital

On Innovators and Pinballs

September 3, 2014

Five paths to scale in early-stage impact investing. You’ve heard it before: Charity doesn’t scale; business does. Social entrepreneurs and impact investors have been hard at work applying business best practices and market principles to some of the world’s most pressing issues—

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Mike Kubzansky
Partner, Intellectual Capital

The Graceful “Art” of an Equity Exit

September 2, 2014

All impact investors will, by definition, eventually grapple with how best to make a graceful exit – one that is commensurate with the organization’s overall mission and operating philosophy.

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Tim Hughes
Open Government Programme Manager, Involve

Time to open up the open government movement

It’s now eight months since the UK’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2013-15 National Action Plan was launched at the London OGP Summit.

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Charlottesville

Like so many across the country and around the globe, we were horrified and saddened to watch events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend.

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Swarna Pragati raises INR 500 million in debt funding from State Bank of India

Today, an estimated 450 million people lack safe and secure homes in rural India—with two key causes being a widespread lack of formal property rights documentation and exclusion from the formal financial economy.

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Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts join forces to host The Media Rumble

The Media Rumble, an annual event hosted by Omidyar Network’s investee Newslaundry and Teamwork Arts, attracted senior Indian journalists and renowned global media influencers for discussions on traditional and new media in India.  

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