In early 2016 the Global Innovation Fund invested in Young 1ove and Evidence Action to support the testing of a creative peer education approach to empower girls in secondary school in Botswana to reduce their risks of HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies. The Sugar Daddy intervention, which showed a clear effect on pregnancy in Kenya in 2005, had more mixed […]
Biometrics: Closing the Identification Gap According to World Bank data, as many as 1.1 billion people worldwide are unable to formally prove their identity. An increasingly popular way of overcoming this challenge is to analyse a person’s biometrics – in other words, measuring a person’s “identity based on a physiological or behavioural characteristic. It […]
Launching The Water Innovation Engine In September 2017, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, launched the Water Innovation Engine at a reception in New York’s Tenement Museum. The Engine brings together entrepreneurs, new ideas, and flexible financing to accelerate innovation in the water sector, and will find, test, and scale the most […]
Evidence is at the heart of GIF’s staged approach to investment. We take well-informed risks in pursuit of high social benefits and, as we do so, we embed learning into each investment we make. Whether you are a researcher with an innovative but untested idea, you have already evaluated an innovation and found it to […]
Making transport more accessible, efficient, and safe for the those in the developing world Poor mass transit disproportionally affects those living in the developing world, who either spend a greater portion of their income on motorised transport, or cannot afford to use it at all. GIF is proud to support WhereIsMyTransport, whose open data […]
Following promising results in an earlier impact evaluation, GIF is excited to announce the funding of Innovations for Poverty Action with a $1.7m grant to conduct randomised evaluations to test behaviour-based ‘labelling’ of financial products to increase the amount and impact of remittances sent by migrants to households in their home countries. Migrant remittances are […]
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