A World of Positive Returns

Insights

An Invisible Finance Sector

Research Report 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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Newsroom

VCs Back Innovative Solutions for Low-Income Americans

Article November 20, 2014

In the United States, 54 million people have no formal credit history at all. This New York Times post tells how venture funds like Core Innovation Capital and projects like the U.S.

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From the Blog

New Tool in Fighting Corruption: Open Data

November 17, 2014

Yesterday in Brisbane, the G20 threw its weight behind open data by featuring it prominently in the G20 Anti-Corruption working action plan.

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SPOTLIGHT

Open
Up?

OUR TAKE

What's In A Name?

By Laura Bacon

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DISCUSSION

Saumen Ray @subh010

To all real friendz : You must start leading instead of managing. #TheArtist #Acting #Justice #BeHonest #Integrity #OpenUp14

A.T.O.M @atomsoffice

RT @atomsoffice: osfsa: RT OmidyarNetwork: Did you miss #OpenUp14 last week? Watch recorded sessions on #opengov, #datasharing, #surveillan

A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

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IMPACT
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LEADERSHIP
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