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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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Facebook announces commission to examine social media's effects on elections

April 9, 2018

Omidyar Network has joined an effort to fund a new initiative that will enable independent researchers to perform an assessment of the role that Facebook plays in elections.

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Democracy Fund and Omidyar Network Support Independent, Diverse, and Transparent Analysis of Facebook’s Role in Elections

April 9, 2018

Democracy Fund and Omidyar Network have joined an effort led by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support this potentially important step toward addressing how Facebook’s algorithms and vast storehouses of data are shaping elections, the social fabric, and democratic life.

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The ODI secures $2.5m from Omidyar Network to help deliver its mission to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem

April 5, 2018

Omidyar Network's Governance & Citizen Engagement Initiative has renewed its support to the Open Data Institute with a $2.5 million grant.

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Creating a Safety-Net Culture in India: Why We Invested in Toffee Insurance

June 13, 2018

Why we invested in Toffee Insurance, a financial technology platform that designs and sells bite-size, low-price insurance products created with millennials and digital natives in mind.

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Supporting the Growth of MSMEs across Africa: Why We Invested in Lidya

June 7, 2018

Why we invested in Lidya, a company addressing the MSME credit shortage in Africa through accessible and affordable credit.

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Why We Invested: End Poverty (N/Core)

June 1, 2018

For India’s nonprofits, resources are scarce, government subsidies are few, and the regulatory environment is complex. This environment makes it challenging for nonprofits to attract and retain quality talent and often deters young entrepreneurs from trying to solve some of the most pressing problems in India.

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