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Learnings from a Decade of Investing For Impact

January 17, 2019

The impact investing industry has completed a decade in India, and made important contributions to improving the lives of hundreds of millions of Indians. To reflect on the milestone, we partnered with Livemint, to publish a 3-part series of op-eds.

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Early Childhood Is Ripe For Investment in Innovation

January 15, 2019

Education Week featured Big Ideas, Little Learners, a report shining a spotlight on several organizations that are doing work in early childhood, and describing areas where more investment would be transformative.

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Establishing Identity is a Vital, Risky, and Challenging Business

December 19, 2018

In a special holiday print edition, The Economist tackles the complexities of state-issued IDs, de facto data trails, and self-sovereign identity along with the many innovations that are upholding privacy, security, and user-control.

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Agenda Edu Receives Investment from Omidyar Network to Scale its Platform

December 14, 2018

Agenda Edu, a platform that increases engagement in school settings, announced today that Omidyar Network has invested in the Brazilian startup to help them further scale, including platform improvements, and growth of its user base and team.

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Putting land rights on the government’s agenda

December 12, 2018

The world’s largest project to formalize land rights of urban slum dwellers started earlier this year in Odisha, India, with support from Tata Trusts and Omidyar Network. Shalmoli Halder and Sushant Kumar discuss why this project matters and how to potentially replicate it elsewhere.

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Three Keys To Unlocking Consumer Trust In Fintech

December 5, 2018

We are in the midst of a strong economy and record-low unemployment. Yet, the majority of American households are not able to achieve financial health.

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Survey: App-Based Drivers in NYC Struggling Financially, Want Benefits

December 5, 2018

An opinion survey released today by IDG Benefits Fund, with support from Omidyar Network, shows the majority of app-based drivers in New York City struggle to pay their bills and say any unexpected expense could lead to financial catastrophe—and as such, support placing surcharges on app-based rides to help pay for a benefits package for drivers.

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Omidyar Network Pushes Investors Beyond Trade-offs

November 28, 2018

Impact Alpha digs into the recently released Beyond Trade-offs series to highlight how different investors approach considerations of risk, financial returns, and environmental and social impact.

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The Future of Good Identity

November 28, 2018

In a new blog post for NetHope, Leila Toplic, No Lost Generation Tech Task Force Lead, summarizes a conversation she had with Omidyar Network’s Paige Nicol about the future of digital identity and the role of civil society in ensuring Good ID.

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Leaders and Most Promising Ventures in Early Childhood Development Convene at First-of-Its-Kind Early Futures Event

November 27, 2018

Omidyar Network, Sesame Workshop, and newly launched Promise Venture Studio host Early Futures event featuring more than 50 early childhood ventures

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Why We Invested: A Modular Open Source Identity Platform

January 11, 2019

As countries implement national identity systems, hoping to include and empower their citizens, unlock the efficiencies, and realize the potential of a digital society, they can experience challenges that at best frustrate and at worst cost time and money. 

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Big Ideas, Little Learners

January 9, 2019

How can we increase scalable solutions that would allow every young child to thrive? A new report explores current early childhood megatrends and how early learning could look in the future.

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The Rise of DAFs: Three Reasons Why We Invested in CapShift and ImpactAssets

December 19, 2018

We see three reasons to believe in the potential of donor-advised funds to drive significant social and environmental impact and are pleased to support two organizations leading the charge to unlock the DAF market for impact.

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