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BlogResponding locally to a global crisis

Responding locally to a global crisis

17th April 2020
With the world entering an economic downturn of unprecedented magnitude, high on our agenda is protecting our partner organisations and the social value they have created. The organisations and innovators in the GIF portfolio were on track to positively impact the lives of 89 million people by 2030 before this crisis. We must work to […]
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News and blogsJ-PAL — Using Data for Effective Decision Making by Governments – A Health Insurance Use Case

J-PAL — Using Data for Effective Decision Making by Governments – A Health Insurance Use Case

8th February 2021
Globally, over the last decade, we have seen tremendous growth in administrative data collected for government programs without growth in its use for decision making. The need to promote data sharing and use by governments is a foundation of effective policy development as has been made clear as the COVID crisis has accelerated the need […]
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BlogBreaking through discriminatory gender attitudes of adolescents in India (Taaron Ki Toli)

Breaking through discriminatory gender attitudes of adolescents in India (Taaron Ki Toli)

28th January 2021
GIF is partnering with Breakthrough, an Indian non-profit addressing gender inequality and violence against women in India as our third investment under our Innovating for Gender Equality Fund, following grants to No Means No Worldwide and StrongMinds. The GIF funding will allow Breakthrough to scale its innovation, Taaron ki Toli (TKT), a gender equality curriculum […]
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BlogFighting Poverty and Promoting Health Outcomes using Biometrics

Fighting Poverty and Promoting Health Outcomes using Biometrics

8th January 2021
Globally, one billion people alive today do not officially exist. Identification has become increasingly essential for people to access basic services and exercise their rights. Its absence is not just an outcome of underdevelopment, but also a driver. This lack of formal identity perpetuates poverty by restricting access to welfare-improving social programs and economic opportunities, […]
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News and blogsEnding 2020 on Track for Impact

Ending 2020 on Track for Impact

22nd December 2020
This has been an extraordinary year for all of us. Here at the Global Innovation Fund, we’ve focussed on protecting the impact of our existing portfolio by supporting our portfolio partners to respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases this has involved GIF providing additional funding, being flexible around the timing or […]
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NewsChrysalis – Making Quality Early Childhood Education in India more affordable and accessible

Chrysalis – Making Quality Early Childhood Education in India more affordable and accessible

18th December 2020
The Global Innovation Fund, GIF, announced today it is investing $1.6 million investment in EZ Vidya Private Limited which operates under the brand name ‘Chrysalis’, an early childhood and primary years education organisation reaching children from low-income families in India. The investment will help the company to expand its operations, particularly to the Affordable Private […]
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