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Open Data: Six Stories About Impact in the UK

October 21, 2015

Case studies commissioned by Omidyar Network explore if the promise and potential of open data are being realized.

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Frontier Capital

October 5, 2015

Standing at the convergence of impact investing and venture capital, Frontier Capital focuses on low- to lower-middle-income people in emerging markets. This report underlines the immense potential of new business models to serve these populations, generating both outsized impact and strong financial returns.

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The Impact of Open Data – Initial Findings from Case Studies

September 9, 2015

GovLab’s Andrew Young discusses GovLab’s and Omidyar Network's collaboration on a series of open data case studies designed to provide a detailed examination of the various ways open data is being used around the world.

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Saving For Sooner: How and Why Short-Term Savings Matter

August 25, 2015

Our partner U.S. Financial Diaries has released new research on the effects of volatile incomes and frequent near-term “emergencies” on U.S. households.

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Good to Great: Taking the Governance Leap

July 9, 2015

Omidyar Network’s CV Madhukar keynotes Governance: From Good to Great day two at Dasra’s Philanthropy Week 2015 in Mumbai. Madhukar shares his personal journey in realizing the importance of governance and the necessity for individuals to take ownership of their democracy.

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Introducing the Impact Investing Benchmark

July 7, 2015

Launched recently by Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), this new report is the first comprehensive study of the financial performance of private equity and venture capital impact investment funds.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Afluenta’s Alejandro Cosentino on Connecting Borrowers and Lenders

June 30, 2015

Alejandro Cosentino, CEO of Afluenta, discusses how behavioral economics and technology advancements are making financial products and services more relevant and accessible than ever. 

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The Business of Social Change in Africa

June 22, 2015

Omidyar Network's Ory Okolloh speaks to CNBC Africa at the World Economic Forum meeting in Cape Town in early June about the power of impact investing and the important part Africa plays in transforming the global economy. 

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: RevolutionCredit’s Zaydoon Munir on behavioral economics, data, and technology

June 18, 2015

Zaydoon Munir, founder and CEO of RevolutionCredit, discusses how behavioral economics is the foundation of his company’s interactive data and analytics platform that helps make real-time financial credit decisions and helps consumers build their financial identities.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: CFSI’s Rachel Schneider on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Financial Health

June 16, 2015

Rachel Schneider, senior vice president of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), discusses how behavioral economics helps CFSI’s network of innovators develop services and products that can advance consumer lives, along with promising trends in financial inclusion.

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Why We Invested: Tactical Technology Collective

January 17, 2017

Laura Bacon shares why we invested in Tactical Technology Collective, a nonprofit organization that explores the political and social role of technology in our lives.

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Improving preschool and primary education in India: A prescription for prosperity

December 15, 2016

Omidyar Network is supporting Akshara Foundation to scale its programs to improve the overall education ecosystem in Karnataka, India by focusing on community-driven solutions.

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Making the Girl Effect Real

December 14, 2016

In 2014, Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Group, sent me a message on Facebook to inform me that Zoona had been selected for the inaugural Girl Eff

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