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Largest-ever Survey on Aadhaar Provides Data-Driven Insights on Key Aspects of Exclusion, Privacy and Data Quality

May 16, 2018

IDinsight, a global development analytics firm working across India, today released the State of Aadhaar Report 2017-18.

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NPX Launches a New, Better Way to Donate that Ensures Impact for Donors and Enables Investors to Invest in Nonprofits

May 16, 2018

NPX, a company reinventing how the nonprofit sector is financed, today announced the launch of the first donor fund to ensure impact for every dollar donated.

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Odisha government rolls out "world's largest" slum land rights project

May 15, 2018

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik formally handed over land titles to 2,000 urban slum dwellers as part of the world’s largest slum land titling initiative on May 7.

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Humanitarians examine their role in minimizing the risk — and maximizing the potential — of tech

May 8, 2018

Devex's Catherine Cheney profiles the session Paula Goldman moderated, No Bystanders: Technology and the Values that Guide, at this month's Global Philanthropy Forum.

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Land — the forgotten issue in farmers’ unrest

In a new op-ed, Omidyar Network's Shreya Deb highlights why improving the system of land administration in India is critical to boosting farmers' income.

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Innovating for India’s Next 500M First-Time Internet Users

May 7, 2018

Roopa Kudva spoke with Economic Times to share insights on our recent investments in India focused on innovating for India’s next 500 million first-time internet users.

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Omidyar Network Makes Six New Investments that Address the Needs of the “Next Half Billion”

April 25, 2018

Over the next five years, 500 million first-time internet users are expected to come online via their mobile phones in India. This online mobile population is often called the “Next Half Billion”.

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Insights from the World Bank's 2017 Global Findex Database

April 24, 2018

In a Devex article featuring Better Than Cash Alliance, Pula, and the Global Findex, Tilman Ehrbeck shared insights on formal and informal financial services for the unbanked population.

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High-Volume Recruitment Start-Up Giraffe Closes Second Funding Round

April 17, 2018

Giraffe, the automated high-volume recruitment start-up, announced that it has closed a second round of equity funding.

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Researchers to Put Facebook's Role in Elections Under Magnifying Glass

April 10, 2018

Omidyar Network is joining six other funders to support a new initiative to study Facebook's role in elections and democracy.

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Supporting Data-Driven Discourse on Aadhaar

May 20, 2018

We believe that rigorous, unbiased, and holistic data like the State of Aadhaar Report complements other research tools in creating a rich evidence base to drive policy. We are particularly committed to supporting research that focuses on individuals to further understand their needs, experiences, and concerns around digital identity systems.

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Improving Financial Outcomes with FinTech

May 17, 2018

New data published in the latest Global Findex shows impressive momentum in financial inclusion worldwide.

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Why We Invested: Mapping Slums in Odisha, India with Tata Trusts

May 15, 2018

In India, having “patta” is critical to accessing social and financial opportunity. Patta, or property titles, may sometimes be the only way to show the proof of address that’s needed to open a bank account, enroll children in school, and access government benefits. Without it, many are invisible to the system.

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