Omidyar Network’s First 10 Years: An Impact Analysis highlights our estimates of the impact of the firm’s investments made during our first 10 years, representing investments into 380 organizations and the deployment of $750 million across more than seven sectors and 40 countries. We made most of our investments during that period in early-stage organizations, with capital split roughly 50-50 between for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
At Omidyar Network, we are inspired by the limitless potential of the aspiring Indian. As we reflect on our first decade on the ground, we recognize that India has come a long way in creating empowerment and opportunities for all. We have seen that several crucial steps led by governments at the central and state level have been bolstered by a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, civil society, and rapid developments in technology.
On average, 40 million new internet users per year are added to online transactions, but only 40 percent of India’s 390 million internet users transact online.
Just as consumer testing is a key element in product development, we believe listening to constituents is critical in delivering positive outcomes for the beneficiaries we are working to serve. But too often, those voices are not heard by the actors driving capital, policy, and resources for their benefit. Conversations center instead around entrepreneurs, capital markets, cost-benefit, or other top-down considerations.
Automated decisions are increasingly part of everyday life, but how can the public scrutinize, understand, and govern them? To begin to explore this, Omidyar Network has, in partnership with Upturn, published Public Scrutiny of Automated Decisions: Early Lessons and Emerging Methods.
Omidyar Network, in partnership with social innovation agency Reboot, has today released a research report evaluating the state of the media in Kenya. The report is based on interviews with 73 journalists, editors, media entrepreneurs, members of civil society, and consumers of media in Kenya, predominantly in Nairobi.