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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
mClinica has received a $1 million boost from the Global Innovation Fund, paving the way for the mobile solutions company to grow its increasing pharmacy footprint across South East Asia. The digital health company has been developing mobile technologies that connect pharmacies, empower pharmacy professionals, and improve health outcomes in Asia. In 2017 GIF was […]
GIF is happy to announce we are investing in a recycling business that integrates marginalised waste collectors into a fair-trade system. Mr Green Africa recycles and sells ethically sourced materials with a traceable social and environmental impact. It currently engages over 2,000 previously marginalised waste collectors and sells over 2,000 metric tons fairly sourced recycled […]
By Amélie Baudot, General Counsel and Company Secretary Blended finance has been successful in large and, often very costly, transactions (an OECD report that used Convergence data stated the median blended finance deal is $56 million, and only 3% of deals are below $5 million) but it’s also a great tool for smaller investments. With […]
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