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The U.S. Financial Diaries Methodology

December 3, 2014

With support from Omidyar Network, Ford Foundation, and Citi Foundation, U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD) followed the financial lives of more than 200 low-income American households. Read this brief to understand the USFD sample, methodology, and research topics.

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An Invisible Finance Sector

November 20, 2014

Many American households use informal financial services like savings groups or loans from friends and relatives. Developed with support from Omidyar Network, this U.S.

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Informal Finance – Lessons from U.S. Financial Diaries

November 20, 2014

Jonathan Morduch (NYU’s Financial Access Initiative) and Rachel Schneider (Center for Financial Services Innovation) reveal what traditional institutions can learn from the informal tools used by many of the households surveyed in the U.S. Financial Diaries research.

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Spikes and Dips

November 20, 2014

Based on the U.S. Financial Diaries research supported by Omidyar Network, this brief, How Income Uncertainty Affects Households, explores how American families cope with income ebbs and flows.

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Tayo Oviosu, CEO of Paga, Wins AABLA WA Entrepreneur of the Year Award

October 27, 2014

The annual CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards West Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria last night celebrated winners in five categories. CNBC Africa's Onyi Sunday caught up with Tayo Oviosu the CEO of PAGA and winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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SOCAP'14 Panel on Private Capital, Public Good: Why Smart Federal Policy is Urgent and Good

September 11, 2014

SOCAP'14: Watch ON’s Matt Bannick engage with leaders of the US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8 countries on the future of impact investing.

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Open for Business

June 18, 2014

Commissioned by Omidyar Network, Lateral Economics’ Open for Business report is the first study to quantify and illustrate the potential of open data to help the G20 achieve its 2% economic growth target.

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Social Impact Investing Task Force Announcement

September 1, 2013

Jonathan Greenblatt (Director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation), Maya Chorengel (Managing Director, Elevar Equity), and Matt Bannick (Managing Partner, Omidyar Network) discuss the Social Impact Investment Task Force on the main stage of SOCAP'13.

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Priming the Pump in Action—Mobile Impact

September 1, 2013

Building on the conversation about sector-based approaches to impact investing, Matt Bannick moderates a discussion at SOCAP'13 to show how investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers can each play their own part to enhance mobile impact and grow the industry as a whole.

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Investing in Home-Grown Talent | Why We Invested: eTekkatho Digital Libraries

October 17, 2017

Myanmar finds itself on the cusp of technological revolution. Encouraged by outside investment and the country’s innovative spirit along with high smart phone penetration, a tech-focused entrepreneurship ecosystem is emerging.

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Digital Identity and Privacy

October 12, 2017

Identity is vital to participate fully in our modern digital society and economy. Yet, designed and implemented unchecked, digital identity technologies could have unintended adverse consequences for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Engaging Young People in Civic Action | Why We Invested: DoSomething.org

October 11, 2017

Millennials and Gen Z represent our most socially tolerant and demographically diverse generations, and they remain an untapped source of civic action and social change.

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