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News and blogsEmbedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

Embedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

29th March 2021
GIF’s investment mandate is focused on finding and funding innovative ventures and solutions that have high potential to be impactful on the lives of the poor, scalable to reach millions and cost effective. Applying these criteria has meant that GIF’s portfolio has been largely comprised of investments amenable to quantifying impacts generated by innovations (e.g. […]
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BlogWhat are the impacts of cash transfers in humanitarian settings?

What are the impacts of cash transfers in humanitarian settings?

19th August 2022
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has just published an Endline Report on GiveDirectly, a charity making unrestricted cash transfers via a mobile money payments platform to some of the world’s poorest people. The report contains the results from the first-ever study of cash aid in a refugee setting – the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda […]
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BlogInternational Youth Day: Innovating to leverage the potential of all generations

International Youth Day: Innovating to leverage the potential of all generations

12th August 2022
Today, on International Youth Day, the United Nations recognises efforts of the world’s youth, aged between 15 and 24 years old, in enhancing global society. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the contribution that young people make in education, employment, conflict resolution and social justice. This year’s theme, Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, […]
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BlogMeasure smarter not harder: five ways innovators can rise to the challenge of measuring gender equality and empowerment

Measure smarter not harder: five ways innovators can rise to the challenge of measuring gender equality and empowerment

10th August 2022
At the Global Innovation Fund, we are committed to providing women and girls with the freedom they need to succeed. One of our core objectives is enhancing the agency of women and girls and we see applying a gender lens to all our investments as a strategic priority. In 2018, we partnered with Global Affairs […]
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NewsJeremy Weinstein joins the GIF Board

Jeremy Weinstein joins the GIF Board

29th July 2022
We are delighted to announce that Jeremy Weinstein has joined the GIF Board of Directors. Jeremy is the faculty director of Stanford Impact Labs. He created Stanford Impact Labs to catalyse new partnerships between leading researchers and expert practitioners with the goal of generating innovative policies, programs, and interventions to meaningfully address important social problems. […]
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BlogGlobal Innovation Fund targets Indo-Pacific region in search for new social impact investments

Global Innovation Fund targets Indo-Pacific region in search for new social impact investments

30th June 2022
I am pleased to announce that GIF is establishing a new office in Singapore to grow and service our portfolio of social investments. It’s a move which demonstrates our commitment to back Indo-Pacific innovators with exciting ideas for change, and support them on their pathway to impact at scale. Our new Singapore office will ensure […]
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BlogHow refugees can build independence with cash aid

How refugees can build independence with cash aid

20th June 2022
Studies have shown that large, unconditional cash transfers reduce poverty and improve quality of life, at least in the short run. However little is known about the effects of large cash transfers in contexts of protracted displacement. On World Refugee Day GIF partners GiveDirectly and IDinsight report on the impact of a one-time cash transfer […]
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