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

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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Robust Ecosystems Are Key To Equitable EdTech

March 24, 2019

Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech evaluates what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech solutions that reach all learners.

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Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech

March 24, 2019

There are 250 million learners around the world who have finished their schooling – yet aren’t able to read or write well and lack the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Omidyar Network commissioned a new report to evaluate what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech on a national basis.

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Omidyar Network Publishes Report on Early Childhood Education, Sees Big Opportunity

February 28, 2019

Isabelle Hau spoke with YourMarkOnTheWorld about opportunities to invest in children before they start school, to level the playing field, and give every child an equal opportunity at success in life.

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Watch the Highlights from “Early Futures”

February 5, 2019

Omidyar Network, Sesame Workshop, and Promise Venture Studio hosted Early Futures to gather early childhood innovators and spark new ideas and connections to create sustainable impact for our youngest learners.

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Digital Identification: A Key to Inclusive Growth

January 23, 2019

In new research the McKinsey Global Institute develops a framework to understand the potential economic impact of digital ID, informed by an analysis of nearly 100 ways in which digital ID can be used, with deep dives into seven diverse economies.

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Big Ideas, Little Learners: Early Childhood Trends Report

January 9, 2019

The new report explores the greatest opportunities in early childhood education, as part of a continued conversation to pave the way for innovative solutions for our youngest learners.

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Credit Disrupted: Digital MSME Lending in India

November 20, 2018

India’s 60 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make an enormous contribution both to India’s employment and its gross domestic product (GDP).

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Beyond Trade-offs

October 31, 2018

Introducing Beyond Trade-offs, a series of perspectives from leading impact investors about how they balance risk, return, and impact. Published on The Economist’s digital platform, the series highlights how a nuanced approach to impact investing can help us move past the polarizing trade-offs debate to move more capital off the sidelines.

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10 Strategies for Building Innovation Ecosystems in Early Stage Markets

October 30, 2018

Technology has the potential to have a dramatic impact on developing countries. The cost of connectivity and components has fallen significantly, while the power and utility of technology have massively increased. In critical sectors like health and education to financial inclusion and open government there is an opportunity for poorer countries to perform a “digital leapfrog”: to use technology to accelerate growth and development.

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Helping People Get Control Over Their Digital Identity: Why We Invested in Cambridge Blockchain

April 11, 2019

We believe Cambridge Blockchain can play a big part in helping markets overcome those struggles. This is why Omidyar Network and Flourish joined PayPal, and others in a Series A extension investment, which totaled $10.5 million.

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Reflections on the NIIMS judgement

April 4, 2019

This week, the High Court of Kenya suspended core aspects of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly referred to as Huduma Namba. Magdi Amin shares reflections on the judgement.

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Redefining Family Engagement for Today's Parents and Caregivers

April 4, 2019

Children with engaged families earn better grades, finish high school at higher rates, and are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education. Ashley Beckner shares some of the family engagement solutions she is watching.

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