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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Finding Mr. Smith or Why Anti-corruption Needs Open Data

Anti-corruption groups have been rightly advocating for the release of information on the beneficial or real owners of companies and trust. The idea is to crack down on tax evasion and corruption by identifying the actual individuals hiding behind several layers of shell companies.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

The Business Case for Open Data

Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network’s director, policy (UK) and Nicholas Gruen, economist and CEO of Lateral Economics, unveiled today in Canberra the report, Open for Business.  It is the first study to quantify an

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Greg Pershall
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Vatican Symposium Explores Impact Investing’s Role in Fostering Inclusive Economics

June 17, 2014

The Investing for the Poor Conference concluded Tuesday on the themes of social inclusion, collaboration, and discernment.  Participants, who were drawn from business, finance, academic, humanitarian, and faith-based communities, spent the last two days discussing how impact investing can address

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Greg Pershall
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Investing for the Poor Conference Convenes in Rome

June 16, 2014

The Investing for the Poor Conference began today in Rome, and our own Matt Bannick and Sal Giambanco were in attendance representing Omidyar Network.  The symposium is expl

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Adam Davidi
Content Producer

How the Web is Amplifying Citizens' Voices: Q&A with Ory Okolloh

May 29, 2014

Ahead of the Activate Johannesburg Summit 2014, Ory Okolloh, director of investments, Omidyar Network Africa, spoke to us about how technology is changing the spread of information in Africa and helping to amplify citizens' voices.

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

Governance Data Alliance Update

In a fast-paced, high-energy, brilliantly-facilitated meeting in April 2014, representatives from more than 30 organizations from all over the globe gathered in Washington DC to discuss g

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

The Missing Link: How to Engage the Private Sector in the Open Government Partnership

Exciting Open Government Partnership (OGP) related development: a ‘private sector council’ has been created to develop recommendations for the OGP Steering Committee on engaging the private sector.

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

Governance Data Alliance

We at Omidyar Network are pleased to co-sponsor the launch event for the Governance Data Alliance on April 15-16, 2014 at OpenGovHub in DC.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

Impact Investing 2.0: Uncovering The "There There"

November 11, 2013

In certain circles, "impact investing" has started to become trendy. Over the course of 2013 -- from Davos to the G8 to CGI -- you could not attend a global gathering without hearing poetic waxings on how impact investing is able to effect positive social change, while still generating a return on capital.

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Civil Society's Role in Open Government

October 30, 2013

The opportunities today for this active citizenship has never been greater. Mobile technology and the Internet enable us to access more information and make connections more easily than ever. We have already seen how the Internet has increased choice, cut costs and improved services for consumers. It has rich potential to deliver the same benefits for citizens by transforming the services governments provide.

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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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