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Open government: how far has it come and what does the future hold?

January 26, 2017

To capture the progress made across the global open government movement since the signing of Sweden’s seminal 1766 right to information law, we asked the 200 attendees of Open Up 2016 and our wider network to help us create

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How do we invest across the returns continuum?

November 15, 2016

Learn more about Omidyar Network’s framework for investing for both social impact and financial returns.

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What will open government look like in 2025?

November 14, 2016

Omidyar Network is hosting Open Up, a convening of 200 global leaders from across business, government, and civil society to consider: “What do we want open government to look like in 2025?”.

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What is the size of the financial gender gap in India?

October 5, 2016

One out of every four financially excluded women in the world lives in India.

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How does Lenddo work?

July 13, 2016

In the latest video in our Omidyar Network Learning Series, we explain how our investee Lenddo turns big data from smartphones and social networks into valuable insights that are reshaping financial service opportunities for emerging middle class consumers and lenders arou

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How can independent media in West Africa develop and deliver greater impact?

By Ory Okolloh, Director, Investments & Khuram Hussain, Principa

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What is Big Data, Small Credit?

June 20, 2016

In this Omidyar Network Learning Series video, we explain a new cadre of technology companies that are disrupting the credit scoring business in emerging markets.

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What is frontier capital?

June 20, 2016

In Omidyar Network’s newest report, we explore what we’ve termed frontier capital: early stage risk capital in service of low- and lower-middle-income populations in emerging markets. Living on $2-8 per day, this population sits between the very poorest and the established middle class.

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Investment Partner

What Can Civic Tech Learn From Social Movements?

For over a decade, Omidyar Network has been supporting and investing in the civic tech sector.  From the very early days we have backed the most talented entrepreneurs who are seeking to use technology to empower citizens or make government more accessible, efficient, and effective.

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What if leadership is communal?

May 10, 2016

In this talk, Marlon Parker, from African nonprofit Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs), talks about how his community has embraced hope as a tool to change people’s realities and improve their lives; and how different people in a community can take a leadership role to make a difference in instill

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ADL to Build Silicon Valley Center to Monitor & Fight Cyberhate; Omidyar Network Provides Seed Funding

The Anti-Defamation League's new center in Silicon Valley will enable the organization to collaborate with the technology industry to tackle cyberhate.

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Roopa Kudva on Effective Philanthropy

As part of an ongoing series with Mint, Roopa Kudva discusses how Omidyar Network’s hybrid structure and human capital support are key elements of the firm’s approach to both investing and philanthropy.

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