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It is more critical than ever to agree on Good digital identity

September 21, 2018

CV Madhukar, global lead for Omidyar Network's Digital Identity initiative, shares how it's more critical than ever for the global community to agree on the parameters of a good digital identity

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Bon Raises INR 7.8 Crore in a Seed Round Led by Omidyar Network

September 12, 2018

Bon, the FinTech platform that facilitates digital credit for flexible workers, today announced that it has raised INR 7.8 Crore ($1.1 million USD) in a seed round led by Omidyar Network.

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Paula Goldman: Emerging Tech Needs Guardrails

September 12, 2018

Paula Goldman talked with Techonomy about emerging technology and the need to build robust guardrails to mitigate unintended harm.

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Radiant Earth Foundation Releases First Earth Imagery Platform for Global Development

September 5, 2018

Radiant Earth Foundation (formerly known as Radiant.Earth) announced today the release of its new open Earth imagery platform, fundamentally changing the way humanitarian aid workers, policymakers, researchers, journalists, and others use satellite images to understand and serve their communities.

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Finance's helping hand: making refugees self sufficient

September 5, 2018

Omidyar Network's Thea Anderson spoke with The Banker about the need for an interoperable digital identity,which would allow refugees and migrants to more easily access services.

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Segmenting the Market Can Unlock Impact Capital

August 29, 2018

Chris Jurgens and McKenzie Smith highlight how market segmentation and additional infrastructure could improve the navigability of the impact investing market and clarify where investors with distinct risk, return, and impact expectations can most effectively play.

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How Technology Can Help Underserved Children Learn

August 23, 2018

Amy Klement and Eliza Erikson share how equitable edtech can be thoughtfully deployed to help close the learning gap for underserved students.

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Potential to Unlock Over US $50 Billion in Online Commerce

August 9, 2018

Bain & Company, Google, and Omidyar Network announce a new report exploring the potential to unlock over US $50 billion in online commerce in India by driving awareness, usage, and transactions among the current and next set of internet users and shoppers.

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Steady Raises $9 Million in Series A Round; Shaquille O’Neal Joins the Company

August 7, 2018

Steady, an income-building platform for the Build-Your-Own (BYO) workforce, announced today that it has raised $9 million in Series A financing round from leading FinTech investors, including Omidyar Network.

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Silicon Valley Writes a Playbook to Help Avert Ethical Disasters

August 7, 2018

Wired recently featured Ethical OS, a tool kit developed by the Tech and Society Solutions Lab to help makers of tech, product managers, engineers, and others get out in front of problems before they happen.

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Education: Why Radical Collaboration is Needed to Support Education Sector Change

September 24, 2018

This week, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened, and global leaders are actively discussing our progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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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