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More Than Half Of U.S. Workers are Unhappy in Their Jobs: Here’s Why and What Needs to be Done Now

October 25, 2019

Omidyar Network, Lumina Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gallup recently surveyed 6,600 workers about factors that matter most for overall job quality. Forbes shares additional insights in a recent article.

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This Observation Tool Is Helping Teachers Improve Their Interactions with Children

October 21, 2019

EdSurge continues their series on ECE Voices by exploring Louisiana’s CLASS observation system—a quality rating system focused solely on teacher observation. Learn how it works and what teachers really think of it.

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New Benchmark Initiative to Explore the Ethical Application of Location Data

October 17, 2019

The new Geovation Benchmark Initiative will link the geospatial community with businesses, public bodies, researchers, media, and the public to promote a better, wider understanding of the power and influence of location data.

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Omidyar Network Joins in the Launch of an Anti-Monopoly Fund

October 17, 2019

Omidyar Network invests in a $10 million Anti-Monopoly Fund, led by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, to support academic research, policy advocates, and grassroots groups working on antitrust matters.

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EthicalGEO Winners Show How We Can Use Geospatial Technology For The Good Of All

October 9, 2019

Forbes highlights the winners of American Geographical Society’s EthicalGEO fellowship focused on how location data and geospatial technology can be used for social justice and to empower people to take control of their data and to improve their communities.

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Terra Nova and Global Land Alliance Partner to Scale Proven Property Rights Mediation Model

October 9, 2019

Terra Nova and Global Land Alliance have announced a partnership to scale a proven model for mediating between land owners and favela occupants in Brazil and to develop a historical database for research purposes.

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Omidyar Network: It’s Time to Give More Power Back to Working People

October 2, 2019

Mike Kubzansky and Tracy Williams share thoughts on how we can boost the power of working people, so that dignified work leads to dignified lives.

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Without Capital, Inequality is Locked In

October 2, 2019

Our partner Darrick Hamilton of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity shares his perspective on ways to close the financial wealth gap for Black and Latinx families.

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Home Grown: A Solution to America’s Child Care Crises

October 1, 2019

A group of 10 funders today announced a new collaborative, Home Grown, to improve home-based child care in the United States. Home Grown will increase access to and the quality of home-based child care for one million young children and their families.

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Techfestival Questions The Ethics, Sustainability, and Future of Tech Behemoths

September 27, 2019

Sarah Drinkwater sat down with Forbes at Techfestival to discuss work underway to change tech culture and norms, including our recent investment in Zebras Unite.

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Questioning the Appropriate use of Digital Identity

May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlights risks of inadequate governance and technological guardrails

 

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Why We Invested in Good ID Advocacy Efforts Led by Civil Society and Grassroots Organizations in East Africa

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated efforts by governments around the world to digitize public services and public health responses. Thea and Franklyn share insights on how Omidyar Network continues to invest in organizations who support their people at the grassroots.

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New analysis offers roadmap to limit Google’s anticompetitive behavior in digital advertising

May 15, 2020

Today, we unveiled the first in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants. The “Roadmap for a Digital Advertising Monopolization Case Against Google”, is the result of a collaboration between several antitrust experts who have been working in tandem to study competition issues in the digital marketplace and research the specific harms caused by tech giants.

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