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BlogScaling up dispensers for safe water to reach millions of people

Scaling up dispensers for safe water to reach millions of people

8th November 2019
Continuing with our series of blogs to mark the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, awarded to founding GIF Board members: Michael Kremer and Esther Duflo (who share the prize with Abhijit Banerjee), GIF Investment Director Lalit Kumar reflects on his time as Evidence Action’s Regional Director for Africa and a program that scaled up […]
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BlogRandomised controlled trials and their critical role at GIF

Randomised controlled trials and their critical role at GIF

21st October 2019
This month we are publishing a series of blogs to mark the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences – awarded to Michael Kremer and Esther Duflo (founding Board members of GIF), who share the prize with Abhijit Banerjee. The economists have used randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to determine how best to lift people out […]
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BlogFounding Board members of GIF recognised with Nobel in economics

Founding Board members of GIF recognised with Nobel in economics

16th October 2019
This week the Nobel’s Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. Here, our CEO, Dr Alix Peterson Zwane, reflects on the deep influence of Michael and Esther on the Global Innovation Fund. Earlier this week it was an […]
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News and blogsGiving Directly to fight poverty

Giving Directly to fight poverty

26th September 2019
GIF is delighted to announce a $2.1 million grant to GiveDirectly, a charity doing unrestricted cash transfers via a mobile money payments platform to some of the world’s poorest people. Funding from GIF will go towards a first-of-its-kind cash transfers for refugees’ innovation, delivering transfers of approximately $1,000 to over 9,200 long-term refugees and host […]
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News and blogsFollow-on funding to boost mClinica

Follow-on funding to boost mClinica

19th September 2019
mClinica has received a $1 million boost from the Global Innovation Fund, paving the way for the mobile solutions company to grow its increasing pharmacy footprint across South East Asia. The digital health company has been developing mobile technologies that connect pharmacies, empower pharmacy professionals, and improve health outcomes in Asia. In 2017 GIF was […]
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News and blogsIntegrating marginalised waste collectors into a fair-trade system

Integrating marginalised waste collectors into a fair-trade system

20th August 2019
GIF is happy to announce we are investing in a recycling business that integrates marginalised waste collectors into a fair-trade system. Mr Green Africa recycles and sells ethically sourced materials with a traceable social and environmental impact. It currently engages over 2,000 previously marginalised waste collectors and sells over 2,000 metric tons fairly sourced recycled […]
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