Ideas

Supporting Data-Driven Discourse on Aadhaar

May 20, 2018

We believe that rigorous, unbiased, and holistic data like the State of Aadhaar Report complements other research tools in creating a rich evidence base to drive policy. We are particularly committed to supporting research that focuses on individuals to further understand their needs, experiences, and concerns around digital identity systems.

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Improving Financial Outcomes with FinTech

May 17, 2018

New data published in the latest Global Findex shows impressive momentum in financial inclusion worldwide.

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Why We Invested: Mapping Slums in Odisha, India with Tata Trusts

May 15, 2018

In India, having “patta” is critical to accessing social and financial opportunity. Patta, or property titles, may sometimes be the only way to show the proof of address that’s needed to open a bank account, enroll children in school, and access government benefits. Without it, many are invisible to the system.

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

Announcement May 16, 2018

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

Article May 16, 2018

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

Article May 15, 2018

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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Reimagining Agricultural Insurance to Protect Smallholders Worldwide

Multimedia April 25, 2018

Across Africa, an estimated 65 million smallhold farmers have little or no access to insurance products, resulting in drastic consequences after a bad season or failed crops.

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Constituent Voices: Lean Data Learnings

Research Report March 6, 2018

Just as consumer testing is a key element in product development, we believe listening to constituents is critical in delivering positive outcomes for the beneficiaries we are working to serve. But too often, those voices are not heard by the actors driving capital, policy, and resources for their benefit.

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Public Scrutiny of Automated Decisions: Early Lessons and Emerging Methods

Research Report February 27, 2018

Automated decisions are increasingly part of everyday life, but how can the public scrutinize, understand, and govern them? To begin to explore this, Omidyar Network has, in partnership with Upturn, published Public Scrutiny of Automated Decisions: Early Lessons and Emerging Methods.

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