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How Can Technology Make Banking More Inclusive?

October 10, 2016

Smita Aggarwal explores how technology can be used to better reach the 46 percent of working-age adults in developing countries who remain excluded from the formal financial system.

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Julie Zollmann
Senior Associate, Bankable Frontier Associates

Fixing Finance for Women

October 6, 2016

BFA's Julie Zollmann and Caitlin Sanford recently explored the experiences of women in Financial Diaries research projects in India, Kenya, and Mexico for a new report A Buck Short.

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The Magic in the Room: How the Open Government Partnership can inspire and go to scale

September 20, 2016

My OGP story began in September 2010 when President Obama delivered a speech at the UN calling for countries to make bold commitments to open up government, fight corruption and boost transparency.

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Raphael Shepard
Consultant, Omidyar Network

Why We Invested: Well Told Story/Shujaaz

September 19, 2016

In Kenya today, 20% of the population – more than 8 million people – are youths aged between 15 and 24. Over the next decade this demographic will grow rapidly, both in number and as a proportion of the population.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner

Why We Invested: Khan Academy

August 25, 2016

Isabelle Hau shares why we invested in Khan Academy and its expansion into early learning with Duck Duck Moose.

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Why and How Omidyar Network Invests in Education Innovation

August 23, 2016

Learn about our approach to investing in education in a new post from Amy Klement.

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Why We Invested: Scripbox

August 9, 2016

Learn why Omidyar Network invested in Scripbox, a user-friendly investment service working to change the way Indians save and build wealth.

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Why We Invested in Koko

August 8, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh shares why we invested in Koko, a peer-to-peer network for emotional support that uses artificial intelligence and positive reframing to bring well-being to all users.

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In Skating Over Thin Ice our Safety is in our Speed

July 15, 2016

It was in 1841 that American philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson famously coined the phrase above, but it has never been more relevant then today, when applied to the predicament currently faced by incumbent banks in India.

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Rethinking How and Why We Make Technology

Doteveryone founder Martha Lane Fox says that tech needs to be more focused on improving lives and saving the planet.

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Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

Can antitrust alone address the full scope of problems with dominant tech platforms? Anamitra Deb and Gus Rossi explore recommendations for a diverse set of solutions to set guardrails for tech platforms.

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In an Era of Tech Regret, Donors Want to Give Computer Science a Conscience

Inside Philanthropy highlights our work to inspire a new generation of technologists through the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, which turns its attention to computer science undergraduate education.

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