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A court upholds but curbs India’s giant biometric ID system

September 27, 2018

In a new piece by The Economist, CV Madhukar, global lead for Omidyar Network’s Digital Identity initiative, explains how the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on Aadhaar has reinforced the importance of Good ID, including privacy, security, and user control.

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India’s Top Court Limits Sweep of Biometric ID Program

September 26, 2018

In a new piece by The New York Times, CV Madhukar, global lead for Omidyar Network’s Digital Identity initiative, explains how the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on Aadhaar serves as an example to help other countries design digital ID systems that empower people and protect their rights.

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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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A Safe Financial System for All; Why We Invested in Hummingbird

November 15, 2018

Despite an intensive and international effort to crackdown on illicit finance, over $2 trillion of dirty money is laundered globally every year. The UN estimates less than 1 percent of all money laundering is caught, even though compliance is getting more complex and expensive.

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The Promise of Frontier Markets; Why We Invested in Tez

November 12, 2018

FinTech is an exciting field anywhere in the world right now. But in certain markets, FinTech has the potential to truly shape the future of finance.

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A Two Generation Approach to Early Childhood: Why We Invested in Ascend at the Aspen Institute

November 1, 2018

"I want to show people that you shouldn’t be ashamed to get help, you should feel empowered — that it can be a beginning for you, for your dreams to flourish and grow.” — Brittany Block, Parent Advisor for the Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents initiative.

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