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Laura Bacon
Principal, Policy

What's In A Name?

October 27, 2014

We at Omidyar Network have long advocated the merits of opening government data. Its potential to strengthen governance, drive economic growth, and build trust is attractive for those of us working to improve the relationships between governments and citizens.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

Testing the boundaries of OGP

September 25, 2014

Are governments most likely to reform before joining an international initiative or once they have joined it?

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

“What can OGP do for me?”

September 24, 2014

We know that the Open Government Partnership is a powerful tool to implement national-level change. Brazil enacted its Freedom of Information Law thanks to OGP...

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner

The Global Innovation Fund: Pilot, Test, Scale

September 23, 2014

September has been a good month for impact investing.  

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

OGP as a Platform

September 23, 2014

Being within the Open Government Partnership (OGP), or even at the head of OGP, does not turn your country into a paragon of openness.

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Mike Kubzansky
Partner, Intellectual Capital

On Innovators and Pinballs

September 3, 2014

Five paths to scale in early-stage impact investing. You’ve heard it before: Charity doesn’t scale; business does. Social entrepreneurs and impact investors have been hard at work applying business best practices and market principles to some of the world’s most pressing issues—

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Mike Kubzansky
Partner, Intellectual Capital

The Graceful “Art” of an Equity Exit

September 2, 2014

All impact investors will, by definition, eventually grapple with how best to make a graceful exit – one that is commensurate with the organization’s overall mission and operating philosophy.

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Tim Hughes
Open Government Programme Manager, Involve

Time to open up the open government movement

It’s now eight months since the UK’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2013-15 National Action Plan was launched at the London OGP Summit.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

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

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.

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Martin Tisné
Investment Partner

The Business Case for Open Data

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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Announcement

DoSomething.org Mobilizing Millions of Young People to Vote and Take Civic Action with New Initiatives

Initiatives including new ’18 in 18’ campaign funded with $8m from Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and MacArthur Foundation

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Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India

In the recently released Impact investing: Purpose-driven finance finds its place in India, McKinsey & Company examines the increasingly robust impact

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MissionU Welcomes Its First Class and an $8.5M Series A Round

MissionU, a one year intensive program providing students with practical skills for the professional world, today announced that it has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round.

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