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BlogAdvancing Open Data and Transparency

Advancing Open Data and Transparency

2nd July 2021
Last September, the international NGO Publish What You Fund – which works “to ensure that all aid and development data is transparent and available, usable and used” –  asked GIF CEO Alix Peterson Zwane to consult on possible transparency standards for Development Finance Institutions as part of their initiative to increase DFI transparency.  Our Deputy […]
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BlogTracking Impact for GIF Investments

Tracking Impact for GIF Investments

20th May 2021
GIF seeks to achieve impact by finding and funding evidence-backed innovations with the potential to transform the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people. We invest, therefore, in a wide range of innovations from bringing financial services to the poor, contributing to domestic resource mobilisation, improving livelihoods and education, and increasing access to water […]
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BlogCompletion Assessment Reports – sharing learnings from our closed portfolio investments

Completion Assessment Reports – sharing learnings from our closed portfolio investments

19th May 2021
Last year, GIF kick-started a new workstream of retrospective mini-evaluations for closed and exited investments and we are now publishing the summaries from these assessments as we complete them. Grounded in best-practice, these completions assessments are based largely on desk reviews and interviews with investees and other stakeholders, and reflect the diversity of our portfolio […]
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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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