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BlogUnlocking investment in climate resilience and adaptation

Unlocking investment in climate resilience and adaptation

16th September 2021
Over the last year, we’ve spent time thinking and consulting with our government partners, climate experts, and other key stakeholders, about the role investors should play at the nexus of innovation and climate change. Despite the increasing amounts of funding directed towards climate action from governments and other investors, a lack of quality data and […]
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News and blogsInnovation in modern, post-pandemic international development

Innovation in modern, post-pandemic international development

26th March 2021
Since its onset 12 months ago, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on decades of progress to improve the lives of people living in poverty throughout the developing world. In this blog post our CEO, Alix Peterson Zwane, reflects on how GIF has responded since the outbreak of the pandemic by protecting the social value […]
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News and blogsGender in Practical Impact – Case Study

Gender in Practical Impact – Case Study

24th March 2021
Is it desirable – or even possible – to place a value on improving women’s and girls’ agency?  Yes to both, according to GIF.  We think that funders and policymakers implicitly place a value on women’s agency when they choose to implement programs that ignore gender equity – and that implicit value is often zero. […]
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BlogLearning to Measure Gender Impacts to better Value Gender-Focused investments

Learning to Measure Gender Impacts to better Value Gender-Focused investments

15th March 2021
In 2019, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, GIF made a commitment to fund innovations that explicitly aim to transform unequal gender relations for women and girls. To do this effectively, GIF has sought to ensure gains in women’s and girls’ agency, and reductions in violence against women and girls, would be appropriately recognized and […]
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News and blogsAll People as Protagonists of their Own Stories

All People as Protagonists of their Own Stories

8th March 2021
As we at GIF join others around the globe to celebrate International Women’s Day — reflecting on this years’ theme of challenging gender bias and inequality and creating an inclusive world — we are also focusing on how GIF can leverage our model to deploy capital at the intersection of gender equality, innovation and impact-first […]
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News and blogsJ-PAL — Using Data for Effective Decision Making by Governments – A Health Insurance Use Case

J-PAL — Using Data for Effective Decision Making by Governments – A Health Insurance Use Case

8th February 2021
Globally, over the last decade, we have seen tremendous growth in administrative data collected for government programs without growth in its use for decision making. The need to promote data sharing and use by governments is a foundation of effective policy development as has been made clear as the COVID crisis has accelerated the need […]
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