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News and blogsA Year of Progress: GIF’s 2020 Impact Report Published

A Year of Progress: GIF’s 2020 Impact Report Published

25th March 2021
The onset of COVID-19 in March of last year had a profound impact on the way we all live and work, but particularly in the case of the world’s poorest people, who were disproportionately affected by the devastating health and economic effects of a virus that has eradicated decades of development progress, leaving more people […]
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NewsMobilising positive change for millions around the world – our latest investment in Viamo

Mobilising positive change for millions around the world – our latest investment in Viamo

17th September 2021
GIF is excited to announce a $1.5 million investment in Viamo, a social enterprise that improves access to information, education and vital services by making it accessible for governments, multilateral agencies, and civil society organisations to communicate with disconnected stakeholders through innovative mobile technology in local languages. With more than three billion people without internet […]
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BlogUnlocking investment in climate resilience and adaptation

Unlocking investment in climate resilience and adaptation

16th September 2021
Over the last year, we’ve spent time thinking and consulting with our government partners, climate experts, and other key stakeholders, about the role investors should play at the nexus of innovation and climate change. Despite the increasing amounts of funding directed towards climate action from governments and other investors, a lack of quality data and […]
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BlogAdvancing Open Data and Transparency

Advancing Open Data and Transparency

2nd July 2021
Last September, the international NGO Publish What You Fund – which works “to ensure that all aid and development data is transparent and available, usable and used” –  asked GIF CEO Alix Peterson Zwane to consult on possible transparency standards for Development Finance Institutions as part of their initiative to increase DFI transparency.  Our Deputy […]
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BlogTracking Impact for GIF Investments

Tracking Impact for GIF Investments

20th May 2021
GIF seeks to achieve impact by finding and funding evidence-backed innovations with the potential to transform the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people. We invest, therefore, in a wide range of innovations from bringing financial services to the poor, contributing to domestic resource mobilisation, improving livelihoods and education, and increasing access to water […]
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BlogCompletion Assessment Reports – sharing learnings from our closed portfolio investments

Completion Assessment Reports – sharing learnings from our closed portfolio investments

19th May 2021
Last year, GIF kick-started a new workstream of retrospective mini-evaluations for closed and exited investments and we are now publishing the summaries from these assessments as we complete them. Grounded in best-practice, these completions assessments are based largely on desk reviews and interviews with investees and other stakeholders, and reflect the diversity of our portfolio […]
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