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Omidyar Network Partners with Institute for the Future to Launch the Ethical Operating System: A Guide to Anticipating the Future Impact of Today’s Technology

August 7, 2018

Omidyar Network, the Silicon Valley impact investment firm, has collaborated with the Institute for the Future (IFTF) on the development of a new toolkit — the Ethical Operating System (Ethical OS) — to help makers of tech, product managers, engineers, and others get out in front of problems before they happen.

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Spruce Raises $15.6M in Series A-1 Financing

August 6, 2018

Spruce, a national title insurance and escrow company, has raised $15.6 million in new venture capital from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, and Collaborative Fund, bringing the startup's total Series A financing to $19.1 million.

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Infrastructure, Waste Management And Traffic Control Require Maximum Civic Technology Interventions – Omidyar Network Survey

August 2, 2018

A survey by Omidyar Network has highlighted an urgent need for innovation in civic technology – technology that enables citizens to engage with the government and/or each other in order to drive participation in public decision-making processes and improve delivery of services.

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Ethics in Tech: A New Resource

August 1, 2018

New tools from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics aim to help technology companies embed ethical considerations into their workflow and promote the development of ethical products and services.

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Open Access Project: Opening New Data and New Possibilities for Ukraine

July 31, 2018

Omidyar Network supported the launch of the Open Access Project, an interactive platform to promote transparency in the management of Ukraine’s natural resources and environmental health.

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How we Banked a Billion People and What to do Next

July 31, 2018

In the past seven years, 1.2 billion people have gained access to basic financial services. In a new article, Kabir Kumar shares insights on the next wave of financial technology innovation.

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Ground reality: Mapping urban slums

July 31, 2018

Forbes India highlighted a study funded by Omidyar Network which used machine learning and satellite imagery to map slums in Bengaluru.

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Very little upward mobility in slums: Study

July 24, 2018

The Hindu shared findings from a recent project by the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University that interviewed over 4,500 slum dwellers.

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Are Indian slums an economic asset hiding in plain sight?

July 24, 2018

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University found that slum properties are a source of untapped wealth for residents because they don’t have a system for securing formal property rights.

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Study reveals 2,000 slums in Bengaluru, government lists only 597

July 23, 2018

The Times of India profiled a newly released report from Duke University highlighting discrepancies between the number of slums in Bengaluru stated by the government and the number that were identified using satellite imagery and machine learning.

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Why We Invested: The Engine Room

September 13, 2018

The critical importance of civil society in pursuing Good ID is now clearer than ever. Our engagement with The Engine Room underscores our commitment to supporting those who advocate on behalf on individuals and communities.

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Launching Good ID Dialogues

September 5, 2018

We recognize more than ever, that it is not enough to simply advocate for more coverage of those who lack official identification. We must emphasize the need for Good ID, and not just any ID.

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The Promise of Equitable Edtech: Debunking Three Common Edtech Myths

September 4, 2018

As education impact investors in emerging and low-income markets, we see the tremendous potential of what we call “Equitable Edtech” — realizing the promise of technology to be a great equalizer in improving quality education for children in need.

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