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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology

Enabling Effective and Inclusive Tech Policy in Africa; Why We Invested in CIPESA

November 19, 2019

Across East and Southern Africa, the civic space is fractured and shrinking. Read more from Thea Anderson on how Omidyar Network is investing in CIPESA to strengthen platforms for civic engagement, effectively advocate to policymakers, and surface and network new and emerging civil sector partners.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology
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CV Madhukar
Managing Director, Beneficial Technology

Four Ways to Reset, Restore, and Renew Trust in Technology

November 15, 2019

Anamitra Deb, Sarah Drinkwater, and CV Madhukar share solutions to reset the tech industry, restore competition, and renew trust.

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Eric McCarthy
Extern, Beneficial Technology

Catalyzing Good ID in Africa’s digital economy: Why we invested in Smart Africa

November 13, 2019

Magdi Amin and Eric McCarthy share insights about our recent investment in Smart Africa to support the development of its blueprint for good digital identity in Africa.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Beneficial Technology

Cultivating Healthy Engagement Online: Why We Invested in Civic Signals

November 8, 2019

How do we reset and restore the value of social platforms for society? Sarah Drinkwater shares insights on why we invested in Civic Signals.

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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments
&
Enyi Okebugwu
Analyst, Investments

Reducing Disparities in Birth Outcomes and Early Development

October 31, 2019

Ashley Beckner and Enyi Okebugwu share insights on our latest investment in Centering Healthcare Institute, a national nonprofit organization that utilizes a proprietary group care model in both obstetric and pediatric visits.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Not Just a Job: New Evidence on the Quality of Work in the United States

October 23, 2019

Tracy Williams shares insights on the Great Jobs Survey, providing a new job quality index that goes beyond wages and benefits.

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Joelle Gamble
Principal, Reimagining Capitalism

Restoring Public Trust to Build a Better Economic Future

October 21, 2019

How can we work towards building an economy that works for everyone? Joelle Gamble shares insights on restoring public trust, key structural changes, and economic policy.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Beneficial Technology

What Happens When a Community Commits to Strengthen ID Systems Around the World? Why We Invested in the #GoodID Movement

October 21, 2019

At Omidyar Network, we are humbled to be part of such a committed movement. Abiah Weaver shares insights on why we invested in the #GoodID Movement.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Why We Invested: Gallup's Job Quality Survey

October 18, 2019

While unemployment rates are at a record low, there is an untold story. Far too many Americans are facing stagnant wages, experiencing greater job insecurity, and taking on second or third jobs just to make ends meet. Why the disconnect? Tracy Williams shares insights on why we invested in Gallup's job quality survey.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Why We Invested: The Workers Lab Innovation Fund

October 18, 2019

Healthy economies, societies, and democracies are only possible when workers are empowered to bargain for better job outcomes and access their fair share of economic success. Learn more about why we invested in Why We Invested: The Workers Lab Innovation Fund.

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WhatsApp is a Threat to Society. Here’s How to Fix It.

David Madden and Anamitra Deb share four ways the encrypted messaging platform can address the dangerous behavior that its platform is enabling.

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We don’t need another WeWork

It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Announcement

Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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