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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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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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BlogWhat do we mean by increasing the agency of women and girls?

What do we mean by increasing the agency of women and girls?

25th August 2022
Increasing agency is core to all innovations the Global Innovation Fund backs – innovations that support people of all genders to make empowered and informed decisions and to have control over their own voices, bodies, income, and assets. We use ‘agency’ in a broad sense – closely akin to empowerment. The domains of agency for […]
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BlogWhat are the impacts of cash transfers in humanitarian settings?

What are the impacts of cash transfers in humanitarian settings?

19th August 2022
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has just published an Endline Report on GiveDirectly, a charity making unrestricted cash transfers via a mobile money payments platform to some of the world’s poorest people. The report contains the results from the first-ever study of cash aid in a refugee setting – the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda […]
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BlogInternational Youth Day: Innovating to leverage the potential of all generations

International Youth Day: Innovating to leverage the potential of all generations

12th August 2022
Today, on International Youth Day, the United Nations recognises efforts of the world’s youth, aged between 15 and 24 years old, in enhancing global society. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the contribution that young people make in education, employment, conflict resolution and social justice. This year’s theme, Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, […]
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