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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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