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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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The U.S. Financial Diaries Methodology

December 3, 2014

With support from Omidyar Network, Ford Foundation, and Citi Foundation, U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD) followed the financial lives of more than 200 low-income American households. Read this brief to understand the USFD sample, methodology, and research topics.

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An Invisible Finance Sector

November 20, 2014

Many American households use informal financial services like savings groups or loans from friends and relatives. Developed with support from Omidyar Network, this U.S.

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Informal Finance – Lessons from U.S. Financial Diaries

November 20, 2014

Jonathan Morduch (NYU’s Financial Access Initiative) and Rachel Schneider (Center for Financial Services Innovation) reveal what traditional institutions can learn from the informal tools used by many of the households surveyed in the U.S. Financial Diaries research.

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Spikes and Dips

November 20, 2014

Based on the U.S. Financial Diaries research supported by Omidyar Network, this brief, How Income Uncertainty Affects Households, explores how American families cope with income ebbs and flows.

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Tayo Oviosu, CEO of Paga, Wins AABLA WA Entrepreneur of the Year Award

October 27, 2014

The annual CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards West Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria last night celebrated winners in five categories. CNBC Africa's Onyi Sunday caught up with Tayo Oviosu the CEO of PAGA and winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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SOCAP'14 Panel on Private Capital, Public Good: Why Smart Federal Policy is Urgent and Good

September 11, 2014

SOCAP'14: Watch ON’s Matt Bannick engage with leaders of the US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8 countries on the future of impact investing.

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Open for Business

June 18, 2014

Commissioned by Omidyar Network, Lateral Economics’ Open for Business report is the first study to quantify and illustrate the potential of open data to help the G20 achieve its 2% economic growth target.

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Social Impact Investing Task Force Announcement

September 1, 2013

Jonathan Greenblatt (Director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation), Maya Chorengel (Managing Director, Elevar Equity), and Matt Bannick (Managing Partner, Omidyar Network) discuss the Social Impact Investment Task Force on the main stage of SOCAP'13.

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Why We Invested : Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

February 21, 2018

Is impact investing reaching a tipping point? Multiple signs point to growing momentum.

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In Pursuit of Fair and Accountable AI | Why We Invested: The AI Now Institute

February 21, 2018

“How will artificial intelligence become part of our lives?”

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A Landmark Moment for Pay for Success | 3 for 3: Enacting the Recommendations in Private Capital, Public Good

February 19, 2018

Earlier this month, Congress passed bipartisan legislation that has significant implications for the Pay for Success (PFS) movement.

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