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Independent Research Commission Partnering with Facebook and 7 Nonprofit Foundations to Study Role of Social Media in Elections and Democracy Reveals New Name and Announces First Data Set is Available for Academic Research

July 11, 2018

The independent research commission that was announced in April to use Facebook data to analyze the role of social media on elections and democracy revealed today the organization's name — Social Science One. The new organization also provided details about how it will work, and announced that academics can now apply for access and funding to study the first Facebook data set.

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Moving from Financial Access to Health

July 11, 2018

In a new World Bank article, Tilman Ehrbeck shares insights on the change in focus from financial access to financial health.

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Argentina’s Grupo VI-DA Raises Series A Funding from Elevar Equity, Omidyar Network, and The Rise Fund to Democratize Education Across Latin America

July 10, 2018

Grupo VI-DA, one of Latin America’s leading innovators in digital reading with a focus on quality education transformation, announced today that it has raised funding from Elevar Equity, Omidyar Network, and The Rise Fund.

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Announcing the Winner of the MLH Ethical Tech Initiative

July 2, 2018

Omidyar Network was pleased to support MLH's Ethical Tech Initiative alongside their hackathons this season. Read about the initiative and this year's winners.

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Seedstars & Omidyar Network Partner to Launch Seedspace Tanzania

June 26, 2018

Omidyar Network, in partnership with Seedstars, a business incubator supporting entrepreneurs around the world, announces the launch of Seedspace Tanzania.

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Making Financial Services Relevant to People’s Lives

Smita Aggarwal recently spoke with The Hindu BusinessLine to share the global lessons to be learned from FinTech innovations in India.

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Omidyar Network and Village Capital Host India's First Civic Technology Event

June 15, 2018

Civic Tech Connect 2018 marked the official launch of the Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator and brought together entrepreneurs and investors to build the civic technology ecosystem in India.

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Steady Capital now Available for Indian Civic Tech Startups as Omidyar Network Calls for Applications

June 15, 2018

Omidyar Network and Village Capital invite entrepreneurs to solve tough civic and social challenges in infrastructure, education, health, sanitation, governance, and administration through the recently launched Civic Tech India 2018 Accelerator program.

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Democracy Fund, Humanity United, and Omidyar Network’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative Denounce U.S. Family Separation Policy

June 1, 2018

In response to the U.S. government’s policy separating parents and children seeking asylum, Democracy Fund, Omidyar Network’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative, and Humanity United released the following statement.

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Updated Privacy Policy

May 29, 2018

Omidyar Network recently updated its privacy policy in light of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

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How Khan Academy Kids is Helping All Children Prepare for Kindergarten

July 11, 2018

Today, Khan Academy announces the launch of Khan Academy Kids — the first early learning platform that is both personalized and focused on the whole child .

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Hacking a More Ethical Future

While most Computer Science students are still years from joining the workforce, it’s vital to remember they are among the C-suite decision-makers and full stack developers of tomorrow. A healthier, more ethical technological future is in their hands, so how they view their responsibilities as technologists is critical.

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Creating a Safety-Net Culture in India: Why We Invested in Toffee Insurance

June 13, 2018

Why we invested in Toffee Insurance, a financial technology platform that designs and sells bite-size, low-price insurance products created with millennials and digital natives in mind.

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