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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Bridging innovations from pilot to scale requires more than just the patient, fit-for-purpose capital GIF provides. Effective organisations must develop internal processes and systems, increasing operational efficiency as they prepare for scaling and ramp up growth. Similarly, building the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties is crucial, as the effect of covid-19 has most recently […]
One of the biggest challenges faced in international development is scaling successful or impactful development innovations. While scaling innovations through governments is always a challenge, it has been equally daunting to scale through non-government and market-based approaches. There are numerous examples of such innovations which have remained stuck on the scaling pathway. A promising scaling […]
GIF’s flexible model is designed to support innovation for both immediate development challenges and longer term social change, and this flexibility has allowed us to pivot to address the realities of the pandemic. Another important part of the model is accountability and learning, and now that we are five years into our journey to support […]
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