Finding Mr. Smith or Why Anti-corruption Needs Open Data

June 19, 2014

Anti-corruption groups have been rightly advocating for the release of information on the beneficial or real owners of companies and trust. The idea is to crack down on tax evasion and corruption by identifying the actual individuals hiding behind several layers of shell companies.


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


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


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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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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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The #EthicalOS toolkit helps IT leaders consider the ethical implications of AI as it becomes more commonplace in s…


The Importance of Catalytic Capital

Omidyar Network’s Mike Kubzansky joins Rockefeller’s Raj Shah and MacArthur’s Julia Stasch to highlight the important role philanthropy can play in making investments in impact-oriented entrepreneurs who might otherwise not have access to sufficient capital. 



From Apps On Your Phone To Satellites In The Sky, A New Program Looks Into The Ethics Of Mapping

A new program called EthicalGEO, sponsored by the American Geographical Society (AGS), encourages people to begin a dialogue on the ethical implications geospatial technologies present in our lives.



Knight Foundation Announce Commitment of Nearly $50 Million to Better Understand How Technology is Transforming our Democracy

Knight Foundation announce commitment of nearly $50 million in research to better understand how technology is transforming our democracy and the way we receive and engage with information.