GIF’s investment mandate is focused on finding and funding innovative ventures and solutions that have high potential to be impactful on the lives of the poor, scalable to reach millions and cost effective. Applying these criteria has meant that GIF’s portfolio has been largely comprised of investments amenable to quantifying impacts generated by innovations (e.g. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
We are delighted to announce that Jeremy Weinstein has joined the GIF Board of Directors. Jeremy is the faculty director of Stanford Impact Labs. He created Stanford Impact Labs to catalyse new partnerships between leading researchers and expert practitioners with the goal of generating innovative policies, programs, and interventions to meaningfully address important social problems. […]
I am pleased to announce that GIF is establishing a new office in Singapore to grow and service our portfolio of social investments. It’s a move which demonstrates our commitment to back Indo-Pacific innovators with exciting ideas for change, and support them on their pathway to impact at scale. Our new Singapore office will ensure […]
Studies have shown that large, unconditional cash transfers reduce poverty and improve quality of life, at least in the short run. However little is known about the effects of large cash transfers in contexts of protracted displacement. On World Refugee Day GIF partners GiveDirectly and IDinsight report on the impact of a one-time cash transfer […]
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