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Women's Dreams

August 28, 2013

Article Highlights: 50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King motivated millions with his vision for a better and more just world. That vision still resonates, particularly for women and girls around the world who face staggering injustice. Securing their rights to land, housing, businesses and other assets is critical to help women fight this injustice and pursue their dreams.

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Kavita Patel
Fellow and Managing Director at The Brookings Institution

Last Mile Gaps in the Affordable Care Act

July 10, 2013

The third anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has passed, and its critical implementation phase is quickly approaching.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Open by Default

I am very fortunate to have been involved with Publish What You Fund since its launch alongside the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in 2008, at the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.

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Karol Boudreaux

Why Property Matters

June 25, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: The post-2015 development agenda mentions securing property rights. In an exclusive opinion for Devex, Karol Boudreaux from the Omidyar Network explains why these rights matter and must be defended to empower the poor, especially in Africa.

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Tom Kalil
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Robynn Sturm Steffen

We the Geeks: Innovation for Global Good

June 25, 2013

Geeks have had a lasting positive impact on the lives of millions of people in the developing world—from the innovations and insights that fueled the Green Revolution, to the historic scientific achievements that have marked the “

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Why We Should Welcome a G8 Open Data Charter

Trust in government has rarely been at a lower ebb. Citizens in developed and developing countries alike feel increasingly disconnected from the political process and their political leaders.

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner

Pierre Omidyar, Steve Case, And Mike Milken On The Business Case For Impact Investing

May 22, 2013

Matt Bannick draws upon insights from Giving Pledge members Pierre Omidyar, Steve Case, and Mike Milken to help make the business case for impact investing. Each notes the importance of applying private sector and market-based principles to the promising, yet nascent industry.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President, Global Lead for Impact Investing

The Future of Impact Investing

April 17, 2013

Sir Ronald Cohen, widely regarded as the father of British venture capital, caused a stir with a recent post on the HBR-Bridgespan Insight Center:

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Article

Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India

In the recently released Impact investing: Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India, McKinsey & Company examines the increasingly robust impact

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Announcement

MissionU Welcomes Its First Class and an $8.5M Series A Round

MissionU, a one year intensive program providing students with practical skills for the professional world, today announced that it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round.

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Announcement

South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) launched by Open Society Foundation of South Africa (OSF-SA), Omidyar Network and Media Development Investment Fund

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) will provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country.

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