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Chris Jurgens
Director, Impact Investing

Why We Invested : Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

February 21, 2018

Is impact investing reaching a tipping point? Multiple signs point to growing momentum.

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Salmana Ahmed
Associate, Investments

In Pursuit of Fair and Accountable AI | Why We Invested: The AI Now Institute

February 21, 2018

“How will artificial intelligence become part of our lives?”

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Matt Bannick
Managing Partner
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Tracy Palandjian
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Finance

A Landmark Moment for Pay for Success | 3 for 3: Enacting the Recommendations in Private Capital, Public Good

February 19, 2018

Earlier this month, Congress passed bipartisan legislation that has significant implications for the Pay for Success (PFS) movement.

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Khuram Hussain
Principal, Investments
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Andrew Clarke
Principal, Policy

Making Budgets More Transparent and Accessible at the Local Level | Why We Invested: International Budget Partnership

February 13, 2018

Government budgets are at the core of development. By establishing public spending priorities, they are the government’s most powerful economic tool to meet the needs of its people, especially those who are poor and marginalized.

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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

#GeeksForHumanity | Announcing the Tech and Society Solutions Lab

February 8, 2018

At Omidyar Network, we fundamentally believe in the power of technology to deliver enormous benefits for humanity -- but we have also become increasingly concerned with the growing number of unintended consequences we have seen emerge.

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Chris Jurgens
Director, Impact Investing

Driving Pay for Success as a Vehicle for Systems Change | Why We Invested: Social Finance

February 7, 2018

Across the United States, government-funded social service programs are critical in serving many of our most vulnerable populations. And innovative nonprofits delivering these services can have transformative impact on people’s lives.

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Alissa Black
Director, Investments

Building Trust: How data can help the police to better serve our communities | Why We Invested: Elucd

February 4, 2018

Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect is essential in a democracy. It is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

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Kitty von Bertele
Associate at Omidyar Network

Closing the Democracy Gap | Why We Invested: Campaign Bootcamp

February 1, 2018

Democratic participation in the UK is dominated by privileged communities, which matters because the majority of injustices and inequalities occur against those who are already marginalized.

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Kitty von Bertele
Associate at Omidyar Network
Siddharth Nautiyal
Investment Partner
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Aditya Misra
Associate, Investments

i2e1: Making Ubiquitous and Low-Cost Internet Access a Reality for the Indian Masses

January 30, 2018

According to the World Bank, a 10 percent increase in internet penetration is likely to lead to a

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Big money eyes the Big Tech debate

Omidyar Network's Paula Goldman talked with Axios about the Tech and Society Solutions Lab's recent support for the Center for Humane Technology.

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Indians spend roughly 3 hours a day on smartphones, but are they paying big bucks for apps?

Mobile app usage in India has boomed, but Roopa Kudva shares with The Economic Times how usage may be different for India's next half billion coming online.

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A Hippocratic Oath for Data Scientists

At the recent Data for Good Exchange, Omidyar Network joined tech, civic, and media partners to help develop a code of ethics for the data science community.

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