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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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