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Exploration & Future Sensing: Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond

March 25, 2019

In Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond, Omidyar Network partners with the Future Hunters to share some of the most interesting — and coincidentally self-contradictory — trends we’re seeing, which we deemed “trends to watch” this year.

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Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech

March 24, 2019

There are 250 million learners around the world who have finished their schooling – yet aren’t able to read or write well and lack the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Omidyar Network commissioned a new report to evaluate what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech on a national basis.

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Robust Ecosystems Are Key To Equitable EdTech

March 24, 2019

Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech evaluates what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech solutions that reach all learners.

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Omidyar Network Publishes Report on Early Childhood Education, Sees Big Opportunity

February 28, 2019

Isabelle Hau spoke with YourMarkOnTheWorld about opportunities to invest in children before they start school, to level the playing field, and give every child an equal opportunity at success in life.

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Watch the Highlights from “Early Futures”

February 5, 2019

Omidyar Network, Sesame Workshop, and Promise Venture Studio hosted Early Futures to gather early childhood innovators and spark new ideas and connections to create sustainable impact for our youngest learners.

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Digital Identification: A Key to Inclusive Growth

January 23, 2019

In new research the McKinsey Global Institute develops a framework to understand the potential economic impact of digital ID, informed by an analysis of nearly 100 ways in which digital ID can be used, with deep dives into seven diverse economies.

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Big Ideas, Little Learners: Early Childhood Trends Report

January 9, 2019

The new report explores the greatest opportunities in early childhood education, as part of a continued conversation to pave the way for innovative solutions for our youngest learners.

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Credit Disrupted: Digital MSME Lending in India

November 20, 2018

India’s 60 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make an enormous contribution both to India’s employment and its gross domestic product (GDP).

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Beyond Trade-offs

October 31, 2018

As the impact investing industry has grown, so too has the polarized debate about whether there is a trade-off between financial return and impact. Introducing Beyond Trade-offs, a series of perspectives from leading impact investors about how they balance risk, return, and impact.

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The GM Score: $25 Billion for Stockholders vs. $0 for UAW Members

September 18, 2019

Fifty thousand General Motors employees bravely used their power to go on strike this week. Omidyar Network stands in solidarity with these UAW members as we believe working men and women should have a fair share of our nation’s economic success.

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Why We Invested: Zebras Unite

September 6, 2019

As Big Tech faces increasing customer distrust, regulatory attention, and worker activism, a community of consciously scaling founders is emerging that define themselves against the dominant players. At Omidyar Network, we believe that we need to change the culture and norms that define the tech industry today.

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Increasing the Transparency and Accountability of ID Systems Through Continuous Public Engagement: Why We Invested in IDEO.org Nairobi

September 4, 2019

Learn why we’ve chosen to invest in IDEO.org Nairobi to help answer the question – what does good public engagement look like in the design, management, and governance of an ID system?

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