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NewsWhereIsMyTransport raises $7.5 million in Series A funding to develop digital solutions for sustainable urban mobility in emerging markets

WhereIsMyTransport raises $7.5 million in Series A funding to develop digital solutions for sustainable urban mobility in emerging markets

2nd March 2020
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 […]
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NewsIndependent Evaluation of GIF

Independent Evaluation of GIF

28th February 2020
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 […]
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BlogHelping countries become more self-reliant: how does GIF investment align with USAID’s aim to better support partner countries in tackling their development challenges?

Helping countries become more self-reliant: how does GIF investment align with USAID’s aim to better support partner countries in tackling their development challenges?

12th February 2020
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 […]
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NewsPaga begins expansion with acquisition of software company Apposit

Paga begins expansion with acquisition of software company Apposit

22nd January 2020
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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BlogPersuading people to do things differently, with a helping hand from behavioural science

Persuading people to do things differently, with a helping hand from behavioural science

16th January 2020
GIF is delighted to partner with ideas42, a non-profit at the forefront of behavioural science to change lives. In a guest blog post, ideas42 Associate Cecilia Shang makes the case for cities to build behavioural innovations directly into their programs and their budgets, reflecting on the CityNudge Accelerator initiative – which aims to help cities […]
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BlogScaling up dispensers for safe water to reach millions of people

Scaling up dispensers for safe water to reach millions of people

8th November 2019
Continuing with our series of blogs to mark the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, awarded to founding GIF Board members: Michael Kremer and Esther Duflo (who share the prize with Abhijit Banerjee), GIF Investment Director Lalit Kumar reflects on his time as Evidence Action’s Regional Director for Africa and a program that scaled up […]
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