Spotlight

How do we invest across the returns continuum?

November 15, 2016

Learn more about Omidyar Network’s framework for investing for both social impact and financial returns.

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What will open government look like in 2025?

November 14, 2016

Omidyar Network is hosting Open Up, a convening of 200 global leaders from across business, government, and civil society to consider: “What do we want open government to look like in 2025?”.

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What is the size of the financial gender gap in India?

October 5, 2016

One out of every four financially excluded women in the world lives in India.

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How does Lenddo work?

July 13, 2016

In the latest video in our Omidyar Network Learning Series, we explain how our investee Lenddo turns big data from smartphones and social networks into valuable insights that are reshaping financial service opportunities for emerging middle class consumers and lenders arou

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How can independent media in West Africa develop and deliver greater impact?

By Ory Okolloh, Director, Investments & Khuram Hussain, Principa

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What is Big Data, Small Credit?

June 20, 2016

In this Omidyar Network Learning Series video, we explain a new cadre of technology companies that are disrupting the credit scoring business in emerging markets.

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What is frontier capital?

June 20, 2016

In Omidyar Network’s newest report, we explore what we’ve termed frontier capital: early stage risk capital in service of low- and lower-middle-income populations in emerging markets. Living on $2-8 per day, this population sits between the very poorest and the established middle class.

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Stacy Donohue
Investment Partner

What Can Civic Tech Learn From Social Movements?

For over a decade, Omidyar Network has been supporting and investing in the civic tech sector.  From the very early days we have backed the most talented entrepreneurs who are seeking to use technology to empower citizens or make government more accessible, efficient, and effective.

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What if leadership is communal?

May 10, 2016

In this talk, Marlon Parker, from African nonprofit Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs), talks about how his community has embraced hope as a tool to change people’s realities and improve their lives; and how different people in a community can take a leadership role to make a difference in instill

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What if property rights is the final impact frontier?

March 16, 2016

Watch Hernando de Soto, President of the ILD, speak about property rights at the Omidyar Network Executive Forum.

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Announcement

Investigative reporting co-operative, The Ferret, has secured a $100,000 grant to support its award-winning work

The two-year grant comes from Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, and will enable The Ferret to expand its journalistic capacity, increase membership and impact, and strengthen its ability to hold power to account across Scotland, the UK and beyond.

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Announcement

Independent Research Commission Partnering with Facebook and 7 Nonprofit Foundations to Study Role of Social Media in Elections and Democracy Reveals New Name and Announces First Data Set is Available for Academic Research

The independent research commission that was announced in April to use Facebook data to analyze the role of social media on elections and democracy revealed today the organization's name — Social Science One. The new organization also provided details about how it will work, and announced that academics can now apply for access and funding to study the first Facebook data set.

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Article

Moving from Financial Access to Health

In a new World Bank article, Tilman Ehrbeck shares insights on the change in focus from financial access to financial health.

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