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Robust Ecosystems Are Key To Equitable EdTech

March 24, 2019

Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech evaluates what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech solutions that reach all learners.

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A Mental Health Pandemic: Is the World Getting More Addicted, Anxious, and Lonely?

March 19, 2019

Technology has negatively impacted mental health, but could it also be essential to making it better?

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8 Billion "MEcosystems:" Transhumanism Becomes Reality

March 14, 2019

Advancing technology has the potential to push human evolution toward a "transhumanist" future where human bodies are optimized with technology. Could "wearables", 3D printing, gene editing, and digital cloning really extend life and augment humanity?

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Announcing the Catalytic Capital Consortium

Announcement March 12, 2019

Earlier today, Omidyar Network joined the MacArthur and Rockefeller Foundations to announce the Catalytic Capital Consortium to help address financing gaps in impact investing, helping investors better target how to deploy catalytic capital to have the greatest social impact.

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Land and Property Rights News Platform Receives Renewed Funding from Omidyar Network

Announcement March 11, 2019

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charity arm of the world’s largest news and information provider, announced today the renewal of a three-year funding commitment from Omidyar Network for PLACE, the innovative news platform dedicated to coverage of the under-reported issue of land and property rights launched in 2016.

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Omidyar Network Publishes Report on Early Childhood Education, Sees Big Opportunity

Multimedia February 28, 2019

Isabelle Hau spoke with YourMarkOnTheWorld about opportunities to invest in children before they start school, to level the playing field, and give every child an equal opportunity at success in life.

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Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech

Research Report March 24, 2019

There are 250 million learners around the world who have finished their schooling – yet aren’t able to read or write well and lack the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Omidyar Network commissioned a new report to evaluate what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech on a national basis.

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Watch the Highlights from “Early Futures”

Multimedia February 5, 2019

Omidyar Network, Sesame Workshop, and Promise Venture Studio hosted Early Futures to gather early childhood innovators and spark new ideas and connections to create sustainable impact for our youngest learners.

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Digital Identification: A Key to Inclusive Growth

Research Report January 23, 2019

In new research the McKinsey Global Institute develops a framework to understand the potential economic impact of digital ID, informed by an analysis of nearly 100 ways in which digital ID can be used, with deep dives into seven diverse economies.

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