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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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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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Creating a Safety-Net Culture in India: Why We Invested in Toffee Insurance

June 13, 2018

Why we invested in Toffee Insurance, a financial technology platform that designs and sells bite-size, low-price insurance products created with millennials and digital natives in mind.

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Supporting the Growth of MSMEs across Africa: Why We Invested in Lidya

June 7, 2018

Why we invested in Lidya, a company addressing the MSME credit shortage in Africa through accessible and affordable credit.

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Why We Invested: End Poverty (N/Core)

June 1, 2018

For India’s nonprofits, resources are scarce, government subsidies are few, and the regulatory environment is complex. This environment makes it challenging for nonprofits to attract and retain quality talent and often deters young entrepreneurs from trying to solve some of the most pressing problems in India.

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