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‘Panama Papers’ group among initiatives to benefit from Omidyar Network’s $100M commitment to address trust deficit

– Philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network increases support for independent media, tackling misinformation and hate speech, and helping citizens better engage with government – OXFORD, England, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network, the leading philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, today announced at the Skoll World Forum a $100M commitment to tackle some […]

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Omidyar Network invests in property rights startup Landmapp to help Ghanaian farmers document their land

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network announced today that it has invested in Landmapp BV, an Amsterdam-based property rights company that enables smallholder farmers to document and protect their land holdings. The investment will help Landmapp to grow its customer base in Ghana, where the company is providing this unique service primarily to cocoa […]

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Leading Nigerian Government Transparency Organization, BudgIT, Secures New $1.5 Million Grant from Omidyar Network

REDWOOD CITY, California, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Omidyar Network announced today it is renewing and expanding its investment in the Lagos-based government transparency organization BudgIT. The new up to $1.5 million, three-year grant follows an initial grant from the Omidyar Network in 2014, and will be focused on enabling BudgIT to grow its organizational capacity, especially […]

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New Report Highlights How Providers Can Help Close the Financial Gender Gap

Using behavioral data from India, Kenya, and Mexico, the study reveals some of the causes of the persistent gender gap in emerging economies SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BFA (Bankable Frontiers Associates) today released “A Buck Short: What Financial Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to Low-Income Women”. The research report, […]