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How One Competition Elevated Property Rights Innovators

March 3, 2011

In August 2010, Omidyar Network partnered with Ashoka’s Changemakers to launch Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All, a competition aimed at promoting innovation in property rights around the world.

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New Grants Fund 50-State Corruption Risk Index

February 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2011 — The Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity have received $1.5 million in grants to fund an ambitious risk analysis of corruption in all 50 state governments.

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Omidyar Network Awards $5 million to Catalyze Social Impact through Property Rights

February 14, 2011

February 15, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced it has provided $4.96 million to the Institute for Liberty & Democracy (ILD) and awarded $150K in prize money to three winners of the Ashoka’s Changemakers competition for property rights.

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“Enough is Enough Nigeria” Receives Grant from Omidyar Network to Promote Transparency Around the Presidential Elections

February 14, 2011

February, 22, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network announced today a grant of up to $130,000 to Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations leading a campaign aimed at enabling citizen participation in the Nigerian gener

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Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Bring Neighborhoods and City Hall Closer Together with Investment in SeeClickFix

January 12, 2011

January 11, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) today announced an equity investment in SeeClickFix, the developer of technologies that enable citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in their local community.

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Omidyar Network Supports Innovations in Mobile Technology with Grant to Praekelt Foundation in Africa

January 12, 2011

December 7, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Omidyar Network today announced an $825,000 grant to Praekelt Foundation to support its pioneering use of mobile technology to drive positive social change.   Funded th

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Omidyar Network & Ashoka’s Changemakers Announce Semi-Finalists in Property Rights Challenge

December 9, 2010

Washington DC and Redwood City, CA, December 8, 2010—Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers today announced the semi-finalists in the competition: Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All.

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Craft Silicon Wins 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

December 7, 2010

Nairobi, December 6th, 2010 – Legatum, a privately owned international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced that Craft Silicon Ltd. has won the US $100,000 grand prize of the 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

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Living Goods Receives $915K from Omidyar Network to Improve Health Care, Support Livelihoods in Africa

December 1, 2010

December 2, 2010, SAN FRANCISCO—Omidyar Network announced today a grant of USD $915,000 to Living Goods, the ‘Avon of healthcare’ for the poor.

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Ten Finalists Named in 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

November 9, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya, November 9, 2010 — Legatum, a privately owned international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the selection of 10 companies as finalists of the prestigious 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

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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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