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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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Education: Why Radical Collaboration is Needed to Support Education Sector Change

September 24, 2018

This week, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened, and global leaders are actively discussing our progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Unlocking Digital for Bharat: $50 Billion Opportunity

August 9, 2018

Bain & Company, Google, and Omidyar Network today release a research report exploring the next half billion internet users in India, their economic potential, and the barriers these users experience in coming online.

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Building an Impact Investing Team

July 25, 2018

Once families decide to pursue impact investing, many wrestle with how to assemble the best talent to achieve their impact investing goals. To assist families in this process, we’re pleased to release a new guide, Building an Impact Investing Team.

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Reimagining Agricultural Insurance to Protect Smallholder Farmers Worldwide

April 25, 2018

Across Africa, an estimated 65 million smallhold farmers have little or no access to insurance products, resulting in drastic consequences after a bad season or failed crops.

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Constituent Voices: Lean Data Learnings

March 6, 2018

Just as consumer testing is a key element in product development, we believe listening to constituents is critical in delivering positive outcomes for the beneficiaries we are working to serve. But too often, those voices are not heard by the actors driving capital, policy, and resources for their benefit.

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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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