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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Alex Lazarow on behavioral economics’ role in financial inclusion

April 1, 2015

Alex Lazarow, investment associate with Omidyar Network, shares the advantages of integrating behavioral economics to financial products design and the global financial inclusion trends that are driving innovation forward.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Lenddo’s perspective on behavioral economics and other financial inclusion topics

March 5, 2015

Richard Eldridge, co-founder and COO of Lenddo, shares his perspectives on behavioral economics and talks about how big data can unlock one of the key issues around financial inclusion today: credit scoring of underbanked consumers in emerging markets.

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New 2014 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

March 3, 2015

What does the rapid growth of mobile money mean for investors?

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: How Behavioral Economics Can Advance Financial Inclusion

February 25, 2015

From mobile wallets to financial management apps to alternative credit assessment platforms, more entrepreneurs and established financial service providers are addressing financial inclusion than ever before.

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Omidyar Network Calls for Research Proposals

February 6, 2015

Omidyar Network is launching a multi-method, multi-year research project on “Open Data: Demand, Use, and Impact.”

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How Can Citizens Ensure Money Flows to Where it is Needed Most: The Fight Against Poverty?

January 23, 2015

David McNair of the ONE Campaign “Follows the Money.”

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Omidyar Network Pairs Grants With Investments To Solve Problems

January 23, 2015

Forbes’ Devin Thorpe interviews Omidyar Network Partner Amy Klement on Omidyar Network’s model and our work as an impact investor.

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Who Owns What in Haiti?

January 22, 2015

The island of La Tortue, off the northern coast of Haiti, has become best known as a place where Haitians facing hard times set sail for lot bo dlo—the other side of the water.

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Growing Prosperity

December 19, 2014

Microdrip irrigation systems. Drought-resistant hybrid seeds. Asset-backed microloans. These innovations can transform the lives of those farming on less than two hectares of land and earning less than $4 a day.

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U.S. Financial Diaries Household Profiles

December 3, 2014

Meet 10 of the more than 230 families whose financial lives were part of the U.S. Financial Diaries study. These profiles illustrate recurring themes: income volatility, unplanned expenses, creative ways to save and invest, and surprising money management strategies.

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A New Approach for a New Frontier

October 17, 2018

Since our founding in 2004, Omidyar Network has been a pioneer. We combined impact investing with traditional grantmaking in an approach to philanthropy that was catalytic, innovative, and early. Our venture-capitalist mindset let us see old problems in new ways and find market-based, tech-enabled innovations that could scale to match the global scope of those problems.

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Parents are the Future: Reimagining Postsecondary Opportunities for Parent Learners

October 16, 2018

Why we invested in Entangled Solutions, bringing more visibility to parent learner population and inspiring innovative solutions that deliver the education, training, and credentials that many parents want and need.

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With Great Code Comes Great Responsibility: Announcing the Responsible Computer Science Challenge

October 11, 2018

Move fast and break things. Grounded in disruptive progress, this mindset led to incredible innovation — but while the tech it created had positive impacts, some of it also came with unintended consequences.

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