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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Investments

Five ways India’s data protection bill can put users’ needs first

October 10, 2018

The draft personal data protection bill proposed by the Justice Srikrishna Committee is a major step in India’s journey towards a data governance framework that protects individual privacy, enhances institutional strength, and promotes innovation.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Investments

Reflections on the Aadhaar Judgment

October 3, 2018

Last week, the Supreme Court of India issued a judgment regarding the constitutionality of Aadhaar, a digital identity system that has enrolled more than 1.2 billion people. Its decision reinforced the importance of privacy, security, and user control – three pillars of Good ID that we recommended in our perspective on Aadhaar, shared in April.

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Working for social transformation through the Kenyan Constitution
 | Why We Invested: Katiba Institute

October 1, 2018

KI works to promote the implementation of the Constitution, its political, social, and economic agenda, and its values and principles. Their work is based on the fundamental belief that bringing the Constitution to life and instilling a culture of constitutionalism in Kenyan society will result in social change, stronger institutions, and better living conditions for all who live in it.

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Ben Scott
Director, Policy & Advocacy, Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative

A New Social Contract for Digital Democracy

September 26, 2018

Digital Deceit II is the first major study of the digital disinformation problem that offers a broad policy framework, building upon basic principles to recommend a set of specific proposals. The analysis is built on a framework of three central pillars: transparency, privacy, and competition.

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Education: Why Radical Collaboration is Needed to Support Education Sector Change

September 24, 2018

This week, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened, and global leaders are actively discussing our progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Why We Invested: The Engine Room

September 13, 2018

The critical importance of civil society in pursuing Good ID is now clearer than ever. Our engagement with The Engine Room underscores our commitment to supporting those who advocate on behalf on individuals and communities.

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CV Madhukar
Investment Partner

Launching Good ID Dialogues

September 5, 2018

We recognize more than ever, that it is not enough to simply advocate for more coverage of those who lack official identification. We must emphasize the need for Good ID, and not just any ID.

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Eliza Erikson
Investment Partner
&
Amy Klement
Partner

The Promise of Equitable Edtech: Debunking Three Common Edtech Myths

September 4, 2018

As education impact investors in emerging and low-income markets, we see the tremendous potential of what we call “Equitable Edtech” — realizing the promise of technology to be a great equalizer in improving quality education for children in need.

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Helping Americans Navigate a New Work Order; Why We Invested in Steady

August 21, 2018

Why we invested in Steady, an income-building platform helping people to discover flexible work opportunities that match their interests, skills, and availability.

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Eliza Erikson
Investment Partner
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Emily Feenstra
Associate, Investments

Bridging the Gap Between High Quality Content and Technology; Why We Invested in Grupo VI-DA

August 10, 2018
Image credit: Grupo VI-DA

Grupo VI-DA has compiled what we believe to be one of the largest collections of digital, Spanish-language content in the world. Over the past four years, Grupo VI-DA has negotiated licenses with over 600 publishers, for access to over 600,000 titles, including both adult and children’s books, textbooks, and literature.

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Learnings from a Decade of Investing For Impact

The impact investing industry has completed a decade in India, and made important contributions to improving the lives of hundreds of millions of Indians. To reflect on the milestone, we partnered with Livemint, to publish a 3-part series of op-eds.

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Early Childhood Is Ripe For Investment in Innovation

Education Week featured Big Ideas, Little Learners, a report shining a spotlight on several organizations that are doing work in early childhood, and describing areas where more investment would be transformative.

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Establishing Identity is a Vital, Risky, and Challenging Business

In a special holiday print edition, The Economist tackles the complexities of state-issued IDs, de facto data trails, and self-sovereign identity along with the many innovations that are upholding privacy, security, and user-control.

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