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BlogHow City Taps is using tech to expand water access around the world

How City Taps is using tech to expand water access around the world

22nd March 2020
830 million people living in cities around the world lack access to running water in their homes. With increasing urbanisation, that number is growing. On World Water Day 2020, CityTaps CEO Grégoire Landel details the company’s digital solution – CTSuite – and vision to bring running water to every urban home. This year’s World Water […]
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NewsIntroducing Malcolm Spence – GIF’s Open Innovation Lead

Introducing Malcolm Spence – GIF’s Open Innovation Lead

6th March 2020
GIF is committed to championing open innovation – the idea that great ideas can come from anywhere. This means we’re open to solutions that address any development challenge, so long as the core beneficiaries are those living on under $2 a day. To help us advance our open innovation agenda, GIF Investment Director Malcolm Spence […]
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NewsWhereIsMyTransport raises $7.5 million in Series A funding to develop digital solutions for sustainable urban mobility in emerging markets

WhereIsMyTransport raises $7.5 million in Series A funding to develop digital solutions for sustainable urban mobility in emerging markets

2nd March 2020
GIF investee WhereIsMyTransport has announced $7.5 million in Series A funding to develop digital solutions for sustainable urban mobility in emerging markets. The round includes further investment from GIF and Goodwell Investments, plus new strategic investment from Google, Nedbank, Liil Ventures, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. WhereIsMyTransport is a leading provider of data and technology solutions […]
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NewsIndependent Evaluation of GIF

Independent Evaluation of GIF

28th February 2020
In 2018, the GIF Board commissioned an independent evaluation of GIF as set out in our founding Articles and Byelaws. The evaluation was undertaken by IPE Tripleline in 2019, and submitted to the GIF Board at the end of that year. As part of our commitment to transparency, evidence, and evaluation, the key sections of […]
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BlogHelping countries become more self-reliant: how does GIF investment align with USAID’s aim to better support partner countries in tackling their development challenges?

Helping countries become more self-reliant: how does GIF investment align with USAID’s aim to better support partner countries in tackling their development challenges?

12th February 2020
In 2018, GIF donor the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), unveiled a shift in how the agency plans to support country partners’ capacity to plan, finance, and implement solutions to local development challenges. USAID also released a set of metrics that underpin this ‘journey to self-reliance’ approach. The ‘journey to self-reliance’ Theory of Change […]
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NewsPaga begins expansion with acquisition of software company Apposit

Paga begins expansion with acquisition of software company Apposit

22nd January 2020
GIF partner Paga, Nigeria’s largest mobile money operator, has announced its acquisition of Apposit, a technology company based in Ethiopia that builds software to power businesses in Africa. US software company Apposit, which has primary operations in Addis Ababa, is already a strategic partner to Paga and has dedicated an engineering team to the company […]
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