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SeeClickFix Battle Royale: Omidyar Network vs. OATV

June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011 - The SeeClickFix team proudly announces its inaugural SeeClickFix Venture Capitalist Battle Royale!

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Using Markets to Combat Poverty in Africa

June 8, 2011

Paris, France – 24 May 2011 – Today at the OECD Forum marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the OECD, Monitor Group releases Promise and Progress: Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in Africa, one of the most comprehensive analyses ever undertaken of financially sust

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Africa Entrepreneurship Awards Launched

June 6, 2011

May 31, 2011, Nairobi — Legatum, a private international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the launch of the 2011 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.

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Bribery in India: A website for whistleblowers

June 6, 2011

Bribery is an everyday fact of life in India - but campaigners are now fighting back, using people power and the internet. "Uncover the market price of corruption," proclaims the banner on the homepage of ipaidabribe.com.

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Omidyar Network Takes Advanced Look at BOP in India

May 20, 2011

There has been considerable discussion—and debate—on whether entrepreneurial ventures can effectively serve the base of the pyramid (BOP), achieve scale, and generate competitive returns. Omidyar Network (ON) is partnering with SOCAP/Europe to share new research, showcase innovations, and ignite

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Omidyar Network Executive Forum 2011

May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011, Menlo Park, Calif. – Omidyar Network kicks off its second-annual Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) today in Menlo Park, California.

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Omidyar Network Commits $1.5 Million to African Leadership Academy to Develop a New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Africa

May 11, 2011

May 12, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network announced today it has committed $1.5 million over two years to African Leadership Academy (ALA), an institution dedicated to cultivating a new generation of African entrepreneurs.

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What’s Cooler Than a Million Dollars? Changing a Million Lives

May 8, 2011

Henry Ford once said that a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Impact investing takes that idea to a new level. Impact investors look for businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact as well as the potential for financial return.

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Omidyar Network Broadens Government Transparency Initiative to Include Support of Investigative and Citizen Journalism in the Developing World

May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  – Omidyar Network announced today the expansion of its Government Transparency initiative to include support of journalism in the developing world. 

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The International Land Coalition Launches www.landportal.info, the First Online Gateway to Information on Land

April 18, 2011

Washington D.C., 19 April 2011—The Land Portal, an online platform to find, share, and collaborate on land information, was launched today at the annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.

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Launching Good ID Dialogues

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The Promise of Equitable Edtech: Debunking Three Common Edtech Myths

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