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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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BlogEarth Day 2022: Stepping up climate adaptation for development and poverty reduction

Earth Day 2022: Stepping up climate adaptation for development and poverty reduction

22nd April 2022
Earth Day 2022 centres on the theme Invest in Our Planet, calling for individuals to “act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).” In celebration, GIF Chief Economist Ken Chomitz highlights how GIF experience points to three routes that harness innovation to drive both climate resilience and poverty reduction. Building tailored solutions to specific climate challenges […]
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BlogCelebrating our continued partnership with Global Affairs Canada and commitment to innovation for gender equality

Celebrating our continued partnership with Global Affairs Canada and commitment to innovation for gender equality

8th March 2022
On this International Women’s Day, GIF is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Global Affairs Canada for our Innovating for Gender Equality fund. Since the launch of the Innovating for Gender Equality fund in 2018 our aim has been to demonstrate how innovation can address gender power imbalances and accelerate the increase in agency […]
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BlogPerspectives and experience scaling agricultural technologies where GIF has impact

Perspectives and experience scaling agricultural technologies where GIF has impact

12th January 2022
GIF was delighted to host almost 100 participants to a learning event focused on scaling agricultural technologies, where local innovators and entrepreneurs showcased their perspectives and operational experience in the settings of our target beneficiaries. The webinar featured leaders in the agricultural sector representing GIF-supported innovations at different stages of the scale spectrum who shared […]
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BlogRobust data systems great tool to support asset financing, say innovators

Robust data systems great tool to support asset financing, say innovators

6th December 2021
Building robust systems that collect and track data from an early stage can help businesses be prepared when raising debt, according to innovators with experience in asset and customer financing. Innovators and entrepreneurs were exchanging ideas at a GIF-hosted workshop where they identified data related to unit economics, and on how assets are performing, as […]
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BlogAccelerating adaptation and resilience to climate change

Accelerating adaptation and resilience to climate change

9th November 2021
GIF’s business is improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. This difficult task has been vastly complicated by the increasingly volatile, relentlessly changing climate. Recent climate crises such as the horrendous drought in Madagascar, and global outbreaks of floods and wildfires, show us societies worldwide are not well-adapted to today’s climate shocks, let alone […]
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