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Tim Hughes
Open Government Programme Manager, Involve

Time to open up the open government movement

It’s now eight months since the UK’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2013-15 National Action Plan was launched at the London OGP Summit.

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Finding Mr. Smith or Why Anti-corruption Needs Open Data

Anti-corruption groups have been rightly advocating for the release of information on the beneficial or real owners of companies and trust. The idea is to crack down on tax evasion and corruption by identifying the actual individuals hiding behind several layers of shell companies.

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The Business Case for Open Data

Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network’s director, policy (UK) and Nicholas Gruen, economist and CEO of Lateral Economics, unveiled today in Canberra the report, Open for Business.  It is the first study to quantify an

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Greg Pershall
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Vatican Symposium Explores Impact Investing’s Role in Fostering Inclusive Economics

June 17, 2014

The Investing for the Poor Conference concluded Tuesday on the themes of social inclusion, collaboration, and discernment.  Participants, who were drawn from business, finance, academic, humanitarian, and faith-based communities, spent the last two days discussing how impact investing can address

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Greg Pershall
Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Investing for the Poor Conference Convenes in Rome

June 16, 2014

The Investing for the Poor Conference began today in Rome, and our own Matt Bannick and Sal Giambanco were in attendance representing Omidyar Network.  The symposium is expl

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Adam Davidi
Content Producer

How the Web is Amplifying Citizens' Voices: Q&A with Ory Okolloh

May 29, 2014

Ahead of the Activate Johannesburg Summit 2014, Ory Okolloh, director of investments, Omidyar Network Africa, spoke to us about how technology is changing the spread of information in Africa and helping to amplify citizens' voices.

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Governance Data Alliance Update

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

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

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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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

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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This past year we’ve invested heavily in challenger banks including: @Chime, @Aspiration, @TandemMoney, @kaleidofint.co/yiCS6JDZi7

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ShopUp Raises $1.62 Million Seed Round Led by Omidyar Network

The company is a digital credit platform facilitating working capital to small-business owners and home-based entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

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Financial Health Solutions For Consumers Evade Financial Firms

The future of financial services hangs on creating sustainable revenue models for players that support financial wellness, create value, and build trust with underserved consumers. But how is the consumer positively impacted? And who should pay for these solutions?

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Use Customer Surveys to Measure and Improve Nonprofit Programs

Omidyar Network's Jessica Kiessel and the Fund for Shared Insight's Melinda Tuan reflect on how nonprofits can measure program effectiveness by listening to feedback from constituents.

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