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 […]
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 […]
In response to the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, GIF’s pipeline now reflects innovations from organizations both within our existing investment portfolio and other organizations whose evidence-backed innovations fit our investment criteria. One example of an existing partner GIF has already announced is mClinica. Another example of a COVID19 focused intervention with an existing […]
The spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, is an unprecedented event and an increasing priority not only for the public, but for the workplace also. Employers are being asked to do all they can to slow the spread of the virus and protect employees, while maintaining business continuity. As GIF confronts the […]
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