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Who Owns What in Haiti?

January 22, 2015

The island of La Tortue, off the northern coast of Haiti, has become best known as a place where Haitians facing hard times set sail for lot bo dlo—the other side of the water.

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Growing Prosperity

December 19, 2014

Microdrip irrigation systems. Drought-resistant hybrid seeds. Asset-backed microloans. These innovations can transform the lives of those farming on less than two hectares of land and earning less than $4 a day.

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U.S. Financial Diaries Household Profiles

December 3, 2014

Meet 10 of the more than 230 families whose financial lives were part of the U.S. Financial Diaries study. These profiles illustrate recurring themes: income volatility, unplanned expenses, creative ways to save and invest, and surprising money management strategies.

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The U.S. Financial Diaries Methodology

December 3, 2014

With support from Omidyar Network, Ford Foundation, and Citi Foundation, U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD) followed the financial lives of more than 200 low-income American households. Read this brief to understand the USFD sample, methodology, and research topics.

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An Invisible Finance Sector

November 20, 2014

Many American households use informal financial services like savings groups or loans from friends and relatives. Developed with support from Omidyar Network, this U.S.

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Informal Finance – Lessons from U.S. Financial Diaries

November 20, 2014

Jonathan Morduch (NYU’s Financial Access Initiative) and Rachel Schneider (Center for Financial Services Innovation) reveal what traditional institutions can learn from the informal tools used by many of the households surveyed in the U.S. Financial Diaries research.

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Spikes and Dips

November 20, 2014

Based on the U.S. Financial Diaries research supported by Omidyar Network, this brief, How Income Uncertainty Affects Households, explores how American families cope with income ebbs and flows.

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Tayo Oviosu, CEO of Paga, Wins AABLA WA Entrepreneur of the Year Award

October 27, 2014

The annual CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards West Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria last night celebrated winners in five categories. CNBC Africa's Onyi Sunday caught up with Tayo Oviosu the CEO of PAGA and winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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SOCAP'14 Panel on Private Capital, Public Good: Why Smart Federal Policy is Urgent and Good

September 11, 2014

SOCAP'14: Watch ON’s Matt Bannick engage with leaders of the US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8 countries on the future of impact investing.

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Open for Business

June 18, 2014

Commissioned by Omidyar Network, Lateral Economics’ Open for Business report is the first study to quantify and illustrate the potential of open data to help the G20 achieve its 2% economic growth target.

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Reporting on Digital Identity Issues with Nuance and Tenacity: Why We Invested in the Africa-China Reporting Project

August 13, 2019

We believe that media strengthens society. It plays an important role in creating public awareness of digital identity-related decisions and their rights. It acts as a watch dog to protect public interests and helps hold decision makers accountable to those interests.

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Power in the Palm of Your Hand: How Asia Transforms Screen Time into Learning Opportunities

August 13, 2019

Eliza Erickson and Erin Simmons share insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for China and Indonesia.

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Equitable EdTech: from the Top-Down How the US and Chile Power Equitable EdTech with Policy and the Purse

August 12, 2019

Eliza Erikson and Erin Simmons share key insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for Chile and the United States.

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