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BlogGIF Catalyses Private Sector Strategic Capital

GIF Catalyses Private Sector Strategic Capital

28th April 2021
Kamatan, a company GIF initially invested in just last year, has now been acquired by Samunnati. Based in India, Kamatan is an agricultural technology startup that works with cooperatives called Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to source produce for direct supply to agricultural enterprises, processors, and retailers. Kamatan helps these FPOs in procuring, storing, quality control […]
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BlogEarth Day 2021: Investing at the Nexus of Climate and Innovation

Earth Day 2021: Investing at the Nexus of Climate and Innovation

22nd April 2021
On Earth Day 2021, and as world leaders gather for the two-day virtual Leaders’ Summit on Climate, our CEO, Alix Peterson Zwane, writes about GIF’s commitment to net-zero emissions and the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Terra Carta, as well as the role that GIF can play as an investor in impact at the nexus of innovation […]
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BlogInnovation in Development Policy: Maximising Impact and Results

Innovation in Development Policy: Maximising Impact and Results

16th April 2021
The U.S. House of Representative’s new subcommittee focusing on International Development, International Organisations and Global Corporate Social Impact held a hearing today and invited me, along with Ann Mei Chang and Ben Leo to offer testimony on the benefits of innovation in development policy and provide recommendations on how to advance the use of it […]
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BlogVenture Support for Gender Equality

Venture Support for Gender Equality

6th April 2021
Previous blogs throughout March have illustrated how GIF looks at the issues around gender equality in international development and the tools we use to support our decision-making, drawing on examples of gender transformative investments in our portfolio. In the latest blog in our series, we want to showcase some of GIF’s venture support to enhance […]
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BlogHow Do We Know that Innovation is a Good Investment?

How Do We Know that Innovation is a Good Investment?

1st April 2021
Despite the potential high social returns of investing in innovations to benefit the poor, spending on innovation for international development is low, particularly for bilateral development assistance. A recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), for instance, estimated concessional finance to science, technology, and innovation represents only about six percent of […]
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BlogStrengthening Health Systems through COVID-19 Response

Strengthening Health Systems through COVID-19 Response

30th March 2021
As part of GIF’s effort to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic, GIF is providing BRAC, a leading international NGO with expertise in large scale programming in health, with $1.05 million in grant funding to focus on Sierra Leone’s and Uganda’s efforts to fight the virus. Leveraging the experience earned during the 2014-2016 Ebola Crisis, […]
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