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Mon 12 Dec 2016

Progress to Date and the Way Forward: A GIF Perspective

  (AP photo by Evan Vucci) The Global Development Council recently published its 'Progress to Date and the Way Forward' report. In this blog post our CEO, Alix Zwane, touches on some of the...

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Thu 08 Dec 2016

Angling for Economic Growth in India and Bangladesh - A Challenge Prize to Drive Innovation in Aquaculture

Angling for Economic Growth in India and Bangladesh - A Challenge Prize to Drive Innovation in Aquaculture Happy fish farmer, by ...

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Fri 11 Nov 2016

Measuring Social Impact: A Priority, Not an Afterthought

In October our Chief Executive, Alix Zwane, spoke at the World Economic Forum’s ‘Young Global Leaders’ event in Tokyo....

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Mon 15 Aug 2016

GIF Launching New Application Platform: Temporary Closure Sept. 16-19

The Global Innovation Fund is excited to announce the launch of our new application and investment management platform. The new system will make the experience of submitting an application more...

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Thu 28 Jul 2016

White House Summit: from Development Donor to Investor

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the White House Global Development Summit with “a lot of do-gooders in one room...

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Fri 01 Apr 2016

We Hear You! GIF's Customer Service Commitments to Applicants

  We are striving to improve our customer service We hear you! In our efforts to improve our customer service to our community of applicants and investees, we have been gathering some feedback...

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Tue 23 Feb 2016

The Digital Innovation Divide

A few weeks ago, the Financial Times led with a story about the breakthrough innovations springing up from technology start-ups across the African continent. In the article, entitled...

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Mon 03 Aug 2015

A Note from the Board

As the Board of the Global Innovation Fund welcomes Alix onboard as the Fund's...

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Thu 30 Jul 2015

Reflections on the Global Innovation Fund’s First Chapter

Last July we put the finishing touches on the bylaws that would govern the Global Innovation Fund. We incorporated our initial board, I was...

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