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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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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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Why We Invested: The Engine Room

September 13, 2018

The critical importance of civil society in pursuing Good ID is now clearer than ever. Our engagement with The Engine Room underscores our commitment to supporting those who advocate on behalf on individuals and communities.

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Launching Good ID Dialogues

September 5, 2018

We recognize more than ever, that it is not enough to simply advocate for more coverage of those who lack official identification. We must emphasize the need for Good ID, and not just any ID.

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The Promise of Equitable Edtech: Debunking Three Common Edtech Myths

September 4, 2018

As education impact investors in emerging and low-income markets, we see the tremendous potential of what we call “Equitable Edtech” — realizing the promise of technology to be a great equalizer in improving quality education for children in need.

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