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BlogInnovations closing the educational access gap

Innovations closing the educational access gap

1st September 2022
Many families around the world will be preparing for the start of the new school year this week. Education is considered a universal human right, and our right to access it will be taken for granted by many. However, there are still huge barriers to accessing education for people around the world, and there are […]
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NewsRory Stewart, former International Development secretary, appointed President of GiveDirectly

Rory Stewart, former International Development secretary, appointed President of GiveDirectly

29th August 2022
GIF grantee GiveDirectly today announced the appointment of Rory Stewart, former Secretary of State for International Development, as its President. Mr Stewart will succeed Michael Faye, who has led the non-profit as President and Co-Founder since 2009. Mr Faye will move to the role of Executive Chair of GiveDirectly’s Board, while remaining in his ongoing […]
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BlogWhat do we mean by increasing the agency of women and girls?

What do we mean by increasing the agency of women and girls?

25th August 2022
Increasing agency is core to all innovations the Global Innovation Fund backs – innovations that support people of all genders to make empowered and informed decisions and to have control over their own voices, bodies, income, and assets. We use ‘agency’ in a broad sense – closely akin to empowerment. The domains of agency for […]
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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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