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BlogResponding locally to a global crisis

Responding locally to a global crisis

17th April 2020
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 […]
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BlogBreaking through discriminatory gender attitudes of adolescents in India (Taaron Ki Toli)

Breaking through discriminatory gender attitudes of adolescents in India (Taaron Ki Toli)

28th January 2021
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 […]
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BlogFighting Poverty and Promoting Health Outcomes using Biometrics

Fighting Poverty and Promoting Health Outcomes using Biometrics

8th January 2021
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, […]
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BlogGoing Beyond Capital

Going Beyond Capital

22nd September 2020
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 […]
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BlogFranchising the model of scaling social innovations

Franchising the model of scaling social innovations

17th September 2020
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 […]
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BlogA Year of Progress:  GIF’s 2019 Impact Report Published

A Year of Progress: GIF’s 2019 Impact Report Published

26th May 2020
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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