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How can User-Centered Technology be Deployed in Edtech?

April 13, 2018

The ability to listen to your users to deliver differentiated and inclusive learning is hugely important in classrooms with large and diverse student populations, particularly those where one teacher might simultaneously serve students across multiple grade levels.

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How can we rewrite narratives?

February 1, 2018

Omidyar Network was honored to have Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, speak at our global staff retreat.

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Christopher Keefe
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

How do you see the world today?

December 15, 2017

Today, things are changing faster than ever. We’re clearly at a moment of great global transition and transformation. It is also a moment of great opportunity.

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Felipe Estefan
Director, Investments

How can civic technology help transform Brazil?

December 5, 2017

When Priscila Belfort disappeared in Rio de Janeiro, in 2004, her mother Jovita turned to the local police for help. Jovita quickly realized that the government was not properly set up to resolve cases like her daughter’s.

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How can we improve adoption of digital financial services in India?

October 10, 2017

In this video we explain the research report "Currency of Trust: Consumer Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Digital Financial Services in India".

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How Does Cignifi Work?

June 29, 2017

In the latest video in our Omidyar Network Learning Series, we explain how our investee Cignifi uses the digital footprints left behind by mobile phone usage to help consumers gain access to credit in emerging markets around the world.

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Why a hybrid structure?

June 26, 2017

When eBay went public, founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam suddenly found themselves with an incredible amount of wealth — and an immediate sense of responsibility to put it to good use.

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Why are Indian consumers slow to adopt digital financial services?

May 16, 2017

Omidyar Network’s new report “Currency of Trust” surfaces 10 key behavioral insights that answer this question.

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What do people think about their property rights?

March 30, 2017

One in four people are worried about losing their home against their will in the next five years, according to a nine-country survey conducted by Gallup.

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Open government: how far has it come and what does the future hold?

January 26, 2017

To capture the progress made across the global open government movement since the signing of Sweden’s seminal 1766 right to information law, we asked the 200 attendees of Open Up 2016 and our wider network to help us create

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Announcement

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

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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Article

Moving from Financial Access to Health

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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Announcement

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

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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