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Growing Prosperity

December 19, 2014

Microdrip irrigation systems. Drought-resistant hybrid seeds. Asset-backed microloans. These innovations can transform the lives of those farming on less than two hectares of land and earning less than $4 a day.

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U.S. Financial Diaries Household Profiles

December 3, 2014

Meet 10 of the more than 230 families whose financial lives were part of the U.S. Financial Diaries study. These profiles illustrate recurring themes: income volatility, unplanned expenses, creative ways to save and invest, and surprising money management strategies.

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The U.S. Financial Diaries Methodology

December 3, 2014

With support from Omidyar Network, Ford Foundation, and Citi Foundation, U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD) followed the financial lives of more than 200 low-income American households. Read this brief to understand the USFD sample, methodology, and research topics.

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An Invisible Finance Sector

November 20, 2014

Many American households use informal financial services like savings groups or loans from friends and relatives. Developed with support from Omidyar Network, this U.S.

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Informal Finance – Lessons from U.S. Financial Diaries

November 20, 2014

Jonathan Morduch (NYU’s Financial Access Initiative) and Rachel Schneider (Center for Financial Services Innovation) reveal what traditional institutions can learn from the informal tools used by many of the households surveyed in the U.S. Financial Diaries research.

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Spikes and Dips

November 20, 2014

Based on the U.S. Financial Diaries research supported by Omidyar Network, this brief, How Income Uncertainty Affects Households, explores how American families cope with income ebbs and flows.

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Tayo Oviosu, CEO of Paga, Wins AABLA WA Entrepreneur of the Year Award

October 27, 2014

The annual CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards West Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria last night celebrated winners in five categories. CNBC Africa's Onyi Sunday caught up with Tayo Oviosu the CEO of PAGA and winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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SOCAP'14 Panel on Private Capital, Public Good: Why Smart Federal Policy is Urgent and Good

September 11, 2014

SOCAP'14: Watch ON’s Matt Bannick engage with leaders of the US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8 countries on the future of impact investing.

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Open for Business

June 18, 2014

Commissioned by Omidyar Network, Lateral Economics’ Open for Business report is the first study to quantify and illustrate the potential of open data to help the G20 achieve its 2% economic growth target.

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Priming the Pump in Action—Mobile Impact

September 1, 2013

Building on the conversation about sector-based approaches to impact investing, Matt Bannick moderates a discussion at SOCAP'13 to show how investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers can each play their own part to enhance mobile impact and grow the industry as a whole.

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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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#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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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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