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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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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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ShopUp Raises $1.62 Million Seed Round Led by Omidyar Network

The company is a digital credit platform facilitating working capital to small-business owners and home-based entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

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Financial Health Solutions For Consumers Evade Financial Firms

The future of financial services hangs on creating sustainable revenue models for players that support financial wellness, create value, and build trust with underserved consumers. But how is the consumer positively impacted? And who should pay for these solutions?

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Use Customer Surveys to Measure and Improve Nonprofit Programs

Omidyar Network's Jessica Kiessel and the Fund for Shared Insight's Melinda Tuan reflect on how nonprofits can measure program effectiveness by listening to feedback from constituents.

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