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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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10 Strategies for Building Innovation Ecosystems in Early Stage Markets

October 30, 2018

Technology has the potential to have a dramatic impact on developing countries. The cost of connectivity and components has fallen significantly, while the power and utility of technology have massively increased. In critical sectors like health and education to financial inclusion and open government there is an opportunity for poorer countries to perform a “digital leapfrog”: to use technology to accelerate growth and development.

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The Missing Middles

October 24, 2018

Small and growing businesses (SGBs) contribute to significant positive impact in emerging economies, but they struggle to access the capital they need to reach their full potential. The Missing Middles: Segmenting Enterprises to Better Understand Their Financial Needs aims to help investors, intermediaries, and entrepreneurs better navigate the complex landscape of SGB investment in frontier and emerging markets.

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The Open-Source, Identity Platform MOSIP Hits a New Milestone

July 1, 2020

In late 2018, Omidyar Network invested in International Institute for Information Technology—Bangalore (IIIT-B) to develop a modular, open-source, identity platform (MOSIP). And today, we can share that three countries—Morocco, Philippines, and Ethiopia—have adopted the customizable, open source digital platform on which they plan to build secure, standards-compliant, vendor-neutral, and scalable national ID systems.

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Pathways and Pitfalls for Social Payment Programs and Data Protection

June 30, 2020

This post is the second in a blog series on the pitfalls and pathways in the global data protection landscape and an exploration of how technology continues to evolve faster than the laws and norms that govern it.

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A Legal Roadmap to Address Google’s Monopoly on Search Engines

June 24, 2020

Today, we unveiled the third and last in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants entitled “Roadmap for a Monopolization Case Against Google Regarding the Search Market”.

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