Ideas

A Privacy-Conscious Population: Why We Funded the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and Ashoka's Centre for Social and Behaviour Change

October 7, 2019

Over the past few years, privacy has exploded as a public policy concern — in regulatory chambers, in courts, on our televisions, and on the Internet.

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Open Questions on Good ID: When should Digital ID be Avoided?

October 3, 2019

In this new series, we will tackle open questions, one at a time, to share our perspective and invite others to offer theirs — all with the goal of adding more clarity on Good ID and finding the ideas that will move Good ID into practice.

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Open Questions on Good ID: What is Bad ID?

October 2, 2019

Good ID unlocks opportunities fairly, enabling all of us to engage in society on our own terms and safeguard our identities against misuse. In the second post in this series, we wanted to take the opportunity to start a conversation on bad ID.

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

Article 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

Announcement 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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Without Capital, Inequality is Locked In

Article 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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Using Self-Reported Data for Impact Measurement

Research Report May 16, 2019

Omidyar Network partnered with the Impact Measurement Project to develop a critical first step in helping to design and implement surveys that can provide meaningful data across five dimensions of impact.

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Exploration & Future Sensing: Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond

Research Report March 25, 2019

In Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond, Omidyar Network partners with the Future Hunters to share some of the most interesting — and coincidentally self-contradictory — trends we’re seeing, which we deemed “trends to watch” this year.

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