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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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BlogRandomised controlled trials and their critical role at GIF

Randomised controlled trials and their critical role at GIF

21st October 2019
This month we are publishing a series of blogs to mark the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences – awarded to Michael Kremer and Esther Duflo (founding Board members of GIF), who share the prize with Abhijit Banerjee. The economists have used randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to determine how best to lift people out […]
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BlogFounding Board members of GIF recognised with Nobel in economics

Founding Board members of GIF recognised with Nobel in economics

16th October 2019
This week the Nobel’s Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. Here, our CEO, Dr Alix Peterson Zwane, reflects on the deep influence of Michael and Esther on the Global Innovation Fund. Earlier this week it was an […]
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News and blogsGiving Directly to fight poverty

Giving Directly to fight poverty

26th September 2019
GIF is delighted to announce a $2.1 million grant to GiveDirectly, a charity doing unrestricted cash transfers via a mobile money payments platform to some of the world’s poorest people. Funding from GIF will go towards a first-of-its-kind cash transfers for refugees’ innovation, delivering transfers of approximately $1,000 to over 9,200 long-term refugees and host […]
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