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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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The Missing Middles

October 24, 2018

Small and growing businesses (SGBs) contribute to significant positive impact in emerging economies, but they struggle to access the capital they need to reach their full potential. The Missing Middles: Segmenting Enterprises to Better Understand Their Financial Needs aims to help investors, intermediaries, and entrepreneurs better navigate the complex landscape of SGB investment in frontier and emerging markets.

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Breaking New Ground in FinTech

October 23, 2018

Today, more than 70 percent of Americans struggle financially. At the same time, these same households pay roughly $175 billion annually in fees and interest for financial products and services, which too often fail to improve their situations.

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Omidyar Network’s First 10 Years: An Impact Analysis

October 3, 2018

Omidyar Network’s First 10 Years: An Impact Analysis highlights our estimates of the impact of the firm’s investments made during our first 10 years, representing investments into 380 organizations and the deployment of $750 million across more than seven sectors and 40 countries.

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What We’ve Learnt About Accelerating Impact In India

September 27, 2018

At Omidyar Network, we are inspired by the limitless potential of the aspiring Indian. As we reflect on our first decade on the ground, we recognize that the country has come a long way in creating empowerment and opportunities for all.

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African Union to Consider Good Digital Identity Principles at Summit

February 5, 2019

Framework aims to help millions of Africans benefit from the digital economy while keeping the interests of African people at the center of digital identity systems.

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#GoodID Champions Unite Online to Make ID Work for Everyone

January 31, 2019

Today, with the launch of a new website and Twitter account, the #GoodID movement takes a leap forward in its goal to bring together diverse voices in the evolving field of digital identity.

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How Female Tech Talent Is Creating an Inclusive Digital Economy in Latin America: Why We Invested in Laboratoria

January 31, 2019

More than 22 million young people in Latin America and the Caribbean neither work nor study. That number is slightly higher than the population of Chile, and two and a half times as many people as live in Mexico City.

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