Investees

At Omidyar Network, we believe market forces can be a potent driver for positive social change. That’s why we invest in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, whose complementary roles can advance entire sectors.  Our efforts are focused in five key areas that strengthen prosperous, stable, and open societies: Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

Governance & Citizen Engagement

Africa Check

Africa Check is an independent, nonpartisan organization that promotes accuracy in public debate and media reporting in Africa.

Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Defamation League is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice, and bigotry.

Association for Democratic Reforms

The Association for Democratic Reforms is dedicated to improving governance and strengthening democracy in India.

Budeshi

Budeshi is an initiative within Nigeria’s Public and Private Development Centre that aims to make government contracting information more transparent.

BudgIT

BudgIT provides Nigerian citizens with access to and understanding of public budgets, promoting civic participation and fiscal transparency.

Center for Global Development - Europe

CGD-Europe conducts empirical research and analysis on a range of development issues related to reducing global poverty and inequality.

Center for Research and Teaching in Economics

The nonprofit Center for Research and Teaching in Economics is using data-driven journalism to inform public policy debate in Mexico.

Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law bridges the worlds of scholarship, policy, and practice to promote democracy and sustainable economic development.

Centre UA

Centre UA is an advocacy center that promotes European reforms, advocates for government transparency and accountability, contributes to enhancing the quality of politics and policies, and fights for freedom of speech.

Change.org

Change.org is the world's largest online social action platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see.

Chequeado

Chequeado is a non-partisan independent media organization and Latin America’s first fact-checking site.

Citymart

Citymart is a technology and service firm that transforms the way cities solve urban problems through citizen engagement and procurement reform.

Civic Hall

Civic Hall is a one-of-a-kind collaborative work and event space for civic innovators located in New York City.

Civic Hall Labs

Civic Hall Labs is a research and design organization that brings together sector experts, the public, funders, data scientists, researchers, designers, technologists, media makers, community groups, and entrepreneurs to explore how the use of design, data, and technology can create scalable, sustainable solutions for the public good.

Code for Africa

Code for Africa is a people-driven movement that aims to empower active citizenry and strengthen civic watchdogs to help government shape and improve its services to citizens.

Code for America

Code for America connects city governments with top Web 2.0 talent to create projects that bolster transparency and accountability.

Colab.re

Colab.re is a Brazil-based civic tech platform that aims to enhance governments' ability to engage with and respond to citizens.

Connected Development Initiative (CODE)

Connected Development Initiative supports rural communities in Africa with advocacy and access to information on government expenditures.

Data & Society

Data & Society is a research institute focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development.

DataKind

DataKind harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity.

Development Initiatives

Development Initiatives works to end extreme poverty by making data and information on poverty and resources transparent, accessible and useable.

DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org harnesses the creative, active, wired energy of teens and unleashes it on causes they care about.

eGovernments Foundation

eGovernments Foundation transforms urban governance with the use of scalable and replicable technology solutions that enable efficient and effective municipal operations, better decision making, and contact-less urban service delivery.

Elucd

Elucd enables cities to measure how residents feel and prioritize fixing what isn't working.

ePaństwo Foundation

ePaństwo Foundation aims to increase transparency and accountability by giving citizens easy access to information that can help them make informed decisions and hold elected officials to account.

Financial Transparency Coalition

The Financial Transparency Coalition is a global network of civil society, governments, and experts that works to curtail illicit financial flows through the promotion of a transparent, accountable, and sustainable financial system that works for everyone.

Full Fact

Full Fact is the UK’s independent factchecking organization which checks claims made by politicians and media, and provides free tools, advice, and information.

Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente

Fundacion Ciudadano Inteligente uses information technology to encourage citizen participation and promote transparency in Latin America.

FUSE Corps

FUSE Corps helps urban communities by partnering with civic leaders to identify pressing strategic challenges and then recruit executive-level fellows to help design innovative solutions.

Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency

The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency works to advance fiscal transparency, participation, and accountability in countries around the world.

Global Voices

Global Voices serves as an online newsroom for citizen voices from around the world.

Global Witness

Global Witness investigates and campaigns to change the system by exposing the natural resource-related economic networks behind corruption, conflict and environmental destruction. They find the facts, they uncover the story and they change the system.

Governance Data Alliance

The Governance Data Alliance represents over 40 organizations dedicated to improving the availability, quality, and usage of governance data.

Grassroot

Grassroot's set of mobile tools enables communities and individuals to act together by organizing groups, meetings, and events in South Africa using both smart and feature phones.

HiviSasa

HiviSasa is an online Kenyan news outlet that provides local, county-level news tailored for the mobile Web.

Hromadske

Hromadske is a multimedia and online television platform in Ukraine that provides unbiased, censor-free information on political, economic, cultural, and social events.

IMCO

The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness produces research and public policy analysis to improve Mexico’s standing in the global economy.

International Budget Partnership

The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society to analyze and influence public budgets in order to reduce poverty and improve the quality of public services.

Janaagraha

Janaagraha engages citizens and advances government transparency in India.

Latin American Alliance for Civic Technology (ALTEC)

ALTEC aims to promote the development of civic technology initiatives that improve the quality of life for Latin Americans.

Livity Africa

Livity Africa is transforming the next generation of South Africans through youth-created media platforms and social campaigns that engage and empower young people to act.

Magamba Network

Magamba is Zimbabwe's leading creative organization working on the cutting edge of culture, new media, activism, and innovation.

Media Development Investment Fund

Media Development Investment Fund invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.

Meu Rio

Meu Rio is an innovative digital platform that enables civic engagement and citizen-led political action in Rio de Janiero.

mySociety

mySociety runs many of the best-known democracy and transparency websites in the UK.

NationBuilder

NationBuilder is a software platform that helps leaders grow and organize their communities.

Natural Resource Governance Institute

The Natural Resource Governance Institute empowers citizens to realize the benefits of their countries’ natural resources.

News Deeply

News Deeply is an online platform that delivers simplified, high-quality coverage of complex global issues.

Newslaundry

Newslaundry is an independent digital media platform focused on promoting high standards of ethics, quality, and transparency.

Open Contracting Partnership

The Open Contracting Partnership works to bring transparency and accountability to government contracting.

Open Data Charter

The Open Data Charter is a set of common principles in support of open data that will help governments foster more just and prosperous societies.

Open Data Institute

The Open Data Institute catalyzes the evolution of open data to create economic, environmental, and social value.

Open Government Partnership

Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that empowers citizens and encourages governments to be open and responsive.

Open Knowledge

Open Knowledge builds tools and communities to create, use, and share open knowledge and information.

Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI)

Open Myanmar Initiative promotes open data and citizen engagement through the use of technology and advocacy.

OpenOil

OpenOil aims to create an open data framework for managing natural resources at a supranational level.

OpenUp

OpenUp promotes informed decision making in the public interest by helping government, civic society, and media understand and use open data.

Phandeeyar

Phandeeyar is a technology hub created to be a center for civic tech and social innovation in Myanmar.

Privacy International

Privacy International is committed to fighting for the right to privacy around the world.

Project Isizwe

Project Isizwe works to extend free Wi-Fi across low-income communities in South Africa and runs the Tobetsa portal.

Proximity Designs

Proximity Designs is a social enterprise that designs products and services to help rural families in Myanmar achieve their goals.

Publish What You Fund

Publish What You Fund is a not-for-profit organization that campaigns for aid transparency through more and better information about aid.

Publish What You Pay

Publish What You Pay is a global network of civil society organizations working to increase transparency and accountability in the extractive and government sectors.

Rappler

Rappler is an independent, digital-only social news network that leverages community and digital engagement to drive social change.

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

Responsible Mining Foundation

The Responsible Mining Foundation is creating a Responsible Mining Index, to assess the economic, environmental, social, and governance performance of 30 of the world’s largest mining companies

Sahara Reporters

Sahara Reporters encourages citizen journalists to publish evidence of corruption and human rights abuses in Nigeria.

Scroll.in

Scroll.in is an independent news, information, and entertainment company in India that provides real-time reporting and analysis.

SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix provides web and mobile solutions for individuals to report and monitor non-emergency issues in their communities.

SocialBoost

SocialBoost is a Ukrainian tech NGO focused on impact projects in the field of open data, civic participation and e-governance.

Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) is a non-profit think tank based in Berlin working on policy proposals for open data and other governance issues.

Tactical Tech

Tactical Tech is a nonprofit organization working to advance the use of information and digital technologies by advocates and activists worldwide.

Tax Justice Network Africa

Tax Justice Network Africa is a pan-African initiative promoting socially just, democratic, and progressive taxation systems in Africa.

Tekkatho Foundation

Tekkatho Foundation aims to advance education in Myanmar by providing digital libraries and other education infrastructure in areas with limited internet connectivity and promoting exchanges, teaching placements, and research partnerships between educational institutions and international partners.

The B Team

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyze a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

The GovLab

The GovLab aims to strengthen the ability of institutions -- including but not limited to governments -- and people to work more openly, collaboratively, effectively, and legitimately to make better decisions and solve public problems.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

ICIJ is a network of investigative journalists who collaborate to report global issues including cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.

The Poynter Institute

Poynter is a global leader in journalism that seeks to advance the growing movement of fact-checking around the world through education, dialogue and digital storytelling.

Transparency & Accountability Initiative

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative supports efforts to scale the impact of transparency and accountability interventions worldwide.

Transparency International EU

Transparency International-EU aims to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency, and accountability in EU institutions, policies, and legislation.

Transparency International UK

Transparency International UK is committed to increasing the integrity of national institutions, minimizing the effect of British corruption abroad, and combating corruption within the UK.

Transparency International Ukraine

Transparency International Ukraine is committed to fighting corruption in Ukraine by promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in public authorities and civil society.

Unite Us

Unite Us designs, builds, and delivers best-in-class collaboration and coordination software that streamlines access to local resources, service, and care for Veterans, military families, and other constituents in need of assistance.

Viamo

Viamo uses simple, low-cost technology for data collection and for the provision of public service information via mobile.

Well Told Story

Well Told Story is an innovative, socially-oriented media research and production company based in Kenya and focused on the positive transformation of young people in Africa.

WhereIsMyTransport

WhereIsMyTransport aims to improve and integrate mobility in emerging markets to create connected citizens and smarter cities.

World Wide Web Foundation

The World Wide Web Foundation was established by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.

Yangon Journalism School

Yangon Journalism School trains journalists to improve the quality and scope of reportage in Myanmar.

Zenysis

Zenysis builds the powerful, collaborative software that governments and international organizations need to confront some of the greatest challenges facing humanity.

Alumni Investees

Accountability Initiative

Accountability Initiative seeks to improve the quality of India’s public services by promoting informed and accountable governance.

African Media Initiative

The African Media Initiative strengthens Africa’s media sector through advocacy, investments, technology, and training.

Center for Global Development

Center for Global Development is a global think tank that leverages independent research and analysis to convert ideas into policies and programs.

Center for Public Integrity

The award-winning Center for Public Integrity is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit news organizations in the United States.

Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability

Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability is a policy research and advocacy organization that analyzes public policies and government finances in India and advocates for greater transparency, accountability, and public participation in budget processes.

Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report news without fear.

Enough is Enough Nigeria

Enough is Enough Nigeria uses technology to promote transparency and public accountability in Nigeria.

FrontlineSMS

FrontlineSMS revolutionizes two-way group communication with free software.

Fundar

Fundar is a civil society organization that uses research and analysis to develop creative solutions to public problems for a just and participatory society.

Global Integrity

Global Integrity arms advocates, journalists, and citizens with information to drive governance reforms.

Herdict

Herdict is an online platform that crowdsources Internet users’ reports of website inaccessibility and outages.

Infonet

Infonet develops technology platforms that enable information-sharing and promote government transparency in Kenya.

Insight TWI: The World Investigates

Insight TWI connects local investigative journalists with technology, training, and global audiences to expose crime and corruption around the world.

Instituto Cidade Democrática

Cidade Democrática facilitates crowdsourcing of innovative solutions to public sector problems, promoting civic participation in Brazil.

Involve

Involve helps civic organizations, politicians, and public officials to transform the way they engage with citizens.

Mideast Youth

Mideast Youth uses digital media to amplify citizen voices in the Middle East and North Africa.

Myitmakha News Agency

Myitmakha News Agency is an independent news agency that provides daily news and insights to TV channels, radio channels, and local journals across Myanmar.

National Foundation for India

National Foundation for India seeks to create a just and equitable society by enabling marginalized communities to improve the quality of their own lives.

NewsTrust

NewsTrust enables citizens to find and share trustworthy journalism online, promoting greater transparency in news reporting.

ONE Campaign

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly four million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Praekelt Foundation

Praekelt Foundation develops innovative mobile solutions to improve the lives of people living in poverty.

Project On Government Oversight

POGO champions government transparency and accountability in the United States.

Publica

Publica is Brazil’s first investigative reporting nonprofit dedicated to exposing human rights violations and promoting open democracy.

Refugees United

Refugees United uses technology to enable refugees to reunite with family.

Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Foundation sheds light on government activities with data and technology.

Transparency International

Transparency International aims to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability, and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.

Tumml

An urban impact accelerator, Tumml supports early stage companies that are developing innovative products and services to improve urban living.

Ushahidi

Ushahidi bolsters transparency by enabling citizen-generated information reporting and sharing.

VoteRunLead

VoteRunLead is a national, nonpartisan organization that increases the number of women in political leadership through training, technology, and community.

World Federation of United Nations Associations

The World Federation of United Nations Associations is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations and their thousands of constituents.