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Time for Open Data Standards in the Extractive Industries

February 29, 2016

In Lima last week, Omidyar Network co-hosted an event that explored how data about the extractive industries can be used for storytelling.

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Laura Gilman
Market Engagement Director, Asia & Data, for the Mobile Money Programme

2015 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

February 24, 2016

Read the 2015 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money from GSMA which provides readers with a comprehensive quantitative assessment of the mobile money industry for unbanked and underserved people.

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Why We Invested: Newslaundry

February 18, 2016

Read why Omidyar Network invested in Newslaundry, a digital media company on a mission to create an alternative model for news production in India.

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David Porteous
Chair and Co-Founder, Digital Frontiers Institute.

Nonprofits Can Be Lean Startups Too

February 16, 2016

David Porteous explains how starting Digital Frontiers Institute like a lean startup has helped the organization to go from concept to operation in record time.

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Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young

Open Data Is Changing the World in Four Ways

January 25, 2016

Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young of The GovLab explore the global impact of open data through a new repository of case studies developed in collaboration with Omidyar Network.

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Supporting Innovation at its Earliest Stage

January 10, 2016

This past November, JPMorgan Chase and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of the Catalyst Fund, a fiscal sponsorship project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors managed by

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Arunjay Katakam
GSMA

Mobile-led insurance: Evolving approaches in an advancing field

December 20, 2015

Mobile is poised to disrupt microinsurance access and delivery in emerging markets, and while the mobile-delivered microinsurance industry is nascent, it is accelerating rapidly. Omidyar Network's Alex Lazarow and GSMA's Arunjay Katakam explore approaches to delivering mobile-led insurance in this post.

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Trends Driving Access to Power in Emerging Markets

December 2, 2015

Global access to power and clean water in emerging markets has long seemed unreachable. Emerging trends and transformative business models could soon make water and energy more accessible for millions.

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OGPx: Going Local for Global Impact

October 27, 2015

By Julie McCarthy & Martin Tisne

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The Revolution Will be Open

October 27, 2015

Omidyar Network's Martin Tisné explores the need for a narrative for why open data matters and what it means.

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Anti-Monopoly Money: Behind Millions in New Funding to Battle Bigness

Anamitra Deb discusses with Inside Philanthropy the firm’s efforts to steward technology as well as its recent investment in the Anti-Monopoly Fund to curb platform power.

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d.light Welcomes Investment from Shell on its Journey to Impact 100M Lives

d.light, a company that designs and develops high-quality, affordable, and innovative solar-powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity has announced its new partnership with Shell.

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Omidyar Network CEO Opens Up about VC-Influenced Philanthropy

In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Mike Kubzansky shared insights on how Omidyar Network's VC-influenced philanthropy has informed our approach to reimagining capitalism and promoting beneficial technology.

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