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BlogProtecting and strengthening our impact

Protecting and strengthening our impact

23rd December 2021
As throughout the pandemic, GIF’s focus in 2021 has been on protecting our current portfolio’s impact as we continue building a diverse set of investments to confront the challenges faced by the world’s poorest.   We expect this impact from our evidence-based grants and risk capital investments to benefit 134 million people each year by 2031. […]
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BlogKenya Innovation Week: Why we must take risks to make economic and social progress

Kenya Innovation Week: Why we must take risks to make economic and social progress

8th December 2022
This year’s Kenya Innovation Week (KIW), held 6 to 8 December in Nairobi, focussed on innovation’s potential to develop the economies and improve individual livelihoods. Through panel discussions and start-up exhibitions, anchored around the theme ‘Connecting Innovations GLocally”, the event highlighted Kenya’s successes and failures and charted a way forward for embracing innovation. The phrase […]
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BlogTakeaways from the Asia Philanthropy Congress: Innovation is driving development in Asia

Takeaways from the Asia Philanthropy Congress: Innovation is driving development in Asia

30th November 2022
The Asia Philanthropy Congress, which took place last week in Tokyo, is a platform that will seek solutions to social problems through cross-sectoral collaboration. It also provides a venue for setting agendas to address Asia’s social issues as well as facilitating dialogue among philanthropists, foundations and other stakeholders throughout Asia. There were many interesting panels, […]
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BlogHow UK aid is building global climate resilience 

How UK aid is building global climate resilience 

8th November 2022
According to the World Bank, “climate change will push up to 130 million people into poverty over the next 10 years, unravelling hard-won development gains, and could cause over 200 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050”. Many developing countries near the equator have experienced almost eight times as many natural disasters […]
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BlogMy top three lessons in innovative investment

My top three lessons in innovative investment

9th September 2022
I was fortunate enough to spend time this week attending the Centre for Global Development’s annual Development Leaders’ Conference in Paris. It is always a great forum for discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the wider development community, and I was pleased to join both Juliette Seban, Executive Director of Fonds d’Innovation pour le Développement, […]
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BlogInnovations closing the educational access gap

Innovations closing the educational access gap

1st September 2022
Many families around the world will be preparing for the start of the new school year this week. Education is considered a universal human right, and our right to access it will be taken for granted by many. However, there are still huge barriers to accessing education for people around the world, and there are […]
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