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Sarah Morgenstern
Principal, Investments

Unfinished Business: Time to Invest in Americans’ Financial Health

June 20, 2016

Sarah Morgenstern examines Americans' financial health and explores three breakthroughs that could change the system.

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Impact Investing: No Family (Should Be) an Island

June 16, 2016

When Pierre and Pam Omidyar embarked upon their impact investing journey more than twelve years ago, there wasn’t a name for what they were trying to do. Now families looking to align their investments with their values can turn to The ImPact.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab
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Tie Kim
Chief Financial Officer

Making the Case for General Operating Grants

June 14, 2016

A recent SSIR piece from The Bridgespan Group discussed the need for nonprofit funding to support overhead, not just programs and services. Paula Goldman and Tie Kim share Omidyar Network’s take on providing general operating grants.

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Ameya Upadhyay
Principal, Investments

The Latecomer Edge: How Myanmar is Fast Tracking Mobile Money Adoption

June 13, 2016

If any country needed to get mobile money right, it’s Myanmar. More than 70 percent of its 53 million people have never used formal financial services. Most live in remote areas and would likely never be reached by brick-and-mortar banks, even if the branch network grew exponentially.

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Ameya Upadhyay
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: Phandeeyar

Read why we invested in Phandeeyar, a community tech hub that is designed to support social innovation and civic tech in Myanmar.

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Robynn Steffen
Senior Manager

Reflections on Making Markets Work for the Poor

June 1, 2016

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently pulled back the curtain on the $1B+ in impact investments it has made to help make markets work for the poor.

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Why We Invested: RevUp

May 31, 2016

Learn about Omidyar Network’s investment in RevUp, a SaaS technology aimed at increasing fundraising efficiency and yield for nonprofits, academic institutions, and political organizations.

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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

If you build it… will they come?

What do datasets on Danish addresses, Indonesian elections, Singapore Dengue Fever, Slovakian contracts, Uruguayan health service provision, and Global weather systems have in common?

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

No Place to Hide – Summit Ushers in Powerful New Anti-Corruption Measures

Read Martin Tisné’s reflections on three big stories coming out of last week’s UK Anti-Corruption Summit in London.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Open Data: Casting a Digital Net to Catch the Corrupt

The Panama Papers leak, and exposure of potential corruption on a global scale, has helped reveal just how much more must be done to shine a light on the shadows where corrupt activity takes place. Data, and better use of it, has to be central to this effort.

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Largest-ever Survey on Aadhaar Provides Data-Driven Insights on Key Aspects of Exclusion, Privacy and Data Quality

IDinsight, a global development analytics firm working across India, today released the State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18.

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NPX Launches a New, Better Way to Donate that Ensures Impact for Donors and Enables Investors to Invest in Nonprofits

NPX, a company reinventing how the nonprofit sector is financed, today announced the launch of the first donor fund to ensure impact for every dollar donated.

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Odisha government rolls out "world's largest" slum land rights project

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik formally handed over land titles to 2,000 urban slum dwellers as part of the world’s largest slum land titling initiative on May 7.

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