Highlights from another significant year for GIF can be found in our latest impact report.

Apply for funding

News and blogs

News

News and blogsEmbedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

Embedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

29th March 2021
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. […]
Find out more
News and blogsFor innovative companies offering solutions to the climate emergency, the moment is now

For innovative companies offering solutions to the climate emergency, the moment is now

26th September 2022
The world’s largest diplomatic convention is taking place in New York this week, with the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) taking place in-person for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The agenda includes the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, threats to the global economy, and the worsening climate […]
Find out more
BlogMy top three lessons in innovative investment

My top three lessons in innovative investment

9th September 2022
I was fortunate enough to spend time this week attending the Centre for Global Development’s annual Development Leaders’ Conference in Paris. It is always a great forum for discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the wider development community, and I was pleased to join both Juliette Seban, Executive Director of Fonds d’Innovation pour le Développement, […]
Find out more
BlogInnovations closing the educational access gap

Innovations closing the educational access gap

1st September 2022
Many families around the world will be preparing for the start of the new school year this week. Education is considered a universal human right, and our right to access it will be taken for granted by many. However, there are still huge barriers to accessing education for people around the world, and there are […]
Find out more
NewsRory Stewart, former International Development secretary, appointed President of GiveDirectly

Rory Stewart, former International Development secretary, appointed President of GiveDirectly

29th August 2022
GIF grantee GiveDirectly today announced the appointment of Rory Stewart, former Secretary of State for International Development, as its President. Mr Stewart will succeed Michael Faye, who has led the non-profit as President and Co-Founder since 2009. Mr Faye will move to the role of Executive Chair of GiveDirectly’s Board, while remaining in his ongoing […]
Find out more
BlogWhat do we mean by increasing the agency of women and girls?

What do we mean by increasing the agency of women and girls?

25th August 2022
Increasing agency is core to all innovations the Global Innovation Fund backs – innovations that support people of all genders to make empowered and informed decisions and to have control over their own voices, bodies, income, and assets. We use ‘agency’ in a broad sense – closely akin to empowerment. The domains of agency for […]
Find out more
BlogWhat are the impacts of cash transfers in humanitarian settings?

What are the impacts of cash transfers in humanitarian settings?

19th August 2022
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 […]
Find out more