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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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BlogMaximising the potential of self-reported health data for pandemic response – HealthConnect for COVID

Maximising the potential of self-reported health data for pandemic response – HealthConnect for COVID

22nd March 2021
The scale and urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for timely, accurate and accessible information. Governments are grappling with how to access and use up-to-date data on COVID-19 and how to effectively communicate with citizens in an environment proliferated by myths and misinformation. South Africa, which has been especially affected by […]
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BlogRefreshing GIFs Open Window

Refreshing GIFs Open Window

19th March 2021
One of the core tenets of the Global Innovation Fund is a commitment to Open Innovation, the idea that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. Since GIF was launched in 2014, we have maintained an ever-open window for applications and in that time have received thousands of applications from across the globe. The open application […]
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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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NewsPATH — Using environmental surveillance to help control COVID-19 outbreaks in low and middle-income countries

PATH — Using environmental surveillance to help control COVID-19 outbreaks in low and middle-income countries

3rd March 2021
The Global Innovation Fund is partnering with PATH, a non-profit organisation working to develop and scale solutions to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges, as they lead a series of research pilots in Malawi, Pakistan, Nepal and Indonesia to monitor the presence of COVID-19 in low-income populations and share that valuable data to inform […]
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