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The Business Case for Open Data

June 18, 2014

Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network’s director, policy (UK) and Nicholas Gruen, economist and CEO of Lateral Economics, unveiled today in Canberra the report, Open for Business.  It is the first study to quantify an

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Vatican Symposium Explores Impact Investing’s Role in Fostering Inclusive Economics

June 17, 2014

The Investing for the Poor Conference concluded Tuesday on the themes of social inclusion, collaboration, and discernment.  Participants, who were drawn from business, finance, academic, humanitarian, and faith-based communities, spent the last two days discussing how impact investing can address

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Investing for the Poor Conference Convenes in Rome

June 16, 2014

The Investing for the Poor Conference began today in Rome, and our own Matt Bannick and Sal Giambanco were in attendance representing Omidyar Network.  The symposium is expl

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Adam Davidi
Content Producer

How the Web is Amplifying Citizens' Voices: Q&A with Ory Okolloh

May 29, 2014

Ahead of the Activate Johannesburg Summit 2014, Ory Okolloh, director of investments, Omidyar Network Africa, spoke to us about how technology is changing the spread of information in Africa and helping to amplify citizens' voices.

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Governance Data Alliance Update

May 8, 2014

In a fast-paced, high-energy, brilliantly-facilitated meeting in April 2014, representatives from more than 30 organizations from all over the globe gathered in Washington DC to discuss g

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The Missing Link: How to Engage the Private Sector in the Open Government Partnership

April 14, 2014

Exciting Open Government Partnership (OGP) related development: a ‘private sector council’ has been created to develop recommendations for the OGP Steering Committee on engaging the private sector.

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Governance Data Alliance

April 14, 2014

We at Omidyar Network are pleased to co-sponsor the launch event for the Governance Data Alliance on April 15-16, 2014 at OpenGovHub in DC.

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Impact Investing 2.0: Uncovering The "There There"

November 11, 2013

In certain circles, "impact investing" has started to become trendy. Over the course of 2013 -- from Davos to the G8 to CGI -- you could not attend a global gathering without hearing poetic waxings on how impact investing is able to effect positive social change, while still generating a return on capital.

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Civil Society's Role in Open Government

October 30, 2013

The opportunities today for this active citizenship has never been greater. Mobile technology and the Internet enable us to access more information and make connections more easily than ever. We have already seen how the Internet has increased choice, cut costs and improved services for consumers. It has rich potential to deliver the same benefits for citizens by transforming the services governments provide.

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Susannah Hares
International Director

When a School is Not Enough

October 30, 2013

The achievement gap between rich and poor is a complex and global challenge. Schooling alone is not meeting the needs of the poorest children. Innovative public-private partnerships for education could be part of the solution.

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What Role Should Donors Play in Helping Drones for Delivery Take Flight?

As part of Devex’s Drones for Development series, Peter Rabley, venture partner at Omidyar Network, discussed the need for supportive regulations and local capacity in emerging economies to create a sustainable and economically viable social drone and data sector.

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People Power and Technology: The Tech Workers’ View

Doteveryone’s report highlights how critically important values-led leadership, backed by the right culture and processes, has become for tech workers in the UK.

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