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Governance Data Alliance Update

May 8, 2014

In a fast-paced, high-energy, brilliantly-facilitated meeting in April 2014, representatives from more than 30 organizations from all over the globe gathered in Washington DC to discuss g

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The Missing Link: How to Engage the Private Sector in the Open Government Partnership

April 14, 2014

Exciting Open Government Partnership (OGP) related development: a ‘private sector council’ has been created to develop recommendations for the OGP Steering Committee on engaging the private sector.

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Governance Data Alliance

April 14, 2014

We at Omidyar Network are pleased to co-sponsor the launch event for the Governance Data Alliance on April 15-16, 2014 at OpenGovHub in DC.

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Impact Investing 2.0: Uncovering The "There There"

November 11, 2013

In certain circles, "impact investing" has started to become trendy. Over the course of 2013 -- from Davos to the G8 to CGI -- you could not attend a global gathering without hearing poetic waxings on how impact investing is able to effect positive social change, while still generating a return on capital.

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Civil Society's Role in Open Government

October 30, 2013

The opportunities today for this active citizenship has never been greater. Mobile technology and the Internet enable us to access more information and make connections more easily than ever. We have already seen how the Internet has increased choice, cut costs and improved services for consumers. It has rich potential to deliver the same benefits for citizens by transforming the services governments provide.

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Susannah Hares
International Director

When a School is Not Enough

October 30, 2013

The achievement gap between rich and poor is a complex and global challenge. Schooling alone is not meeting the needs of the poorest children. Innovative public-private partnerships for education could be part of the solution.

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Privacy – The Open Government Party Crasher

October 8, 2013

The NSA leaks crashed the global open government party. Don’t get me wrong – I do not think this undermines the “whole idea of open government” as someone recently claimed to me. But the open government community cannot sit on the sidelines.

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What’s the Point of Open Data?

September 17, 2013

I’ve been puzzling for a while how the open data community can help the many great groups that have been fighting for transparency of key money flows for the past decade and more.

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Women's Dreams

August 28, 2013

Article Highlights: 50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King motivated millions with his vision for a better and more just world. That vision still resonates, particularly for women and girls around the world who face staggering injustice. Securing their rights to land, housing, businesses and other assets is critical to help women fight this injustice and pursue their dreams.

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Announcement

Picterra Lands $3.3 Million in New Funding to Help Further Democratize Geospatial Mapping

Picterra, a geospatial software organization that enables users to extract satellite and drone imaging insights through a combination of artificial intelligence and human expertise, has announced $3.3 million in new funding from Space Capital, Omidyar Network, and Atlantic Labs, to further democratize geospatial mapping data.

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Article

Zebras Dazzle as Unicorns Falter

Dennis Price at ImpactAlpha covers our recent investment in Zebras Unite.

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Announcement

Omidyar Network Announces Grant to Zebras Unite to Improve Access to Capital and More Equitable Business Models

Omidyar Network today announced a grant to Zebras Unite, the grassroots, founder-led movement that supports purposeful startup companies.

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