At Omidyar Network, we are inspired by the limitless potential of the aspiring Indian. As we reflect on our first decade on the ground, we recognize that India has come a long way in creating empowerment and opportunities for all. We have seen that several crucial steps led by governments at the central and state level have been bolstered by a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, civil society, and rapid developments in technology.Read More
This week, the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened, and global leaders are actively discussing our progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of those goals we are passionate about within Omidyar Network’s Education initiative is SDG 4 which calls for inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.Read More
On average, 40 million new internet users per year are added to online transactions, but only 40 percent of India’s 390 million internet users transact online.
In 2004, Pierre and Pam Omidyar set out on their impact investing journey. More than a decade later, Omidyar Network is eager to speed the way for families who are just getting started – and has advised nearly 150 high net worth families to date. Once families decide to pursue impact investing, many wrestle with how to…Read More
Across Africa, an estimated 65 million smallhold farmers have little or no access to insurance products, resulting in drastic consequences after a bad season or failed crops.Read More
Just as consumer testing is a key element in product development, we believe listening to constituents is critical in delivering positive outcomes for the beneficiaries we are working to serve. But too often, those voices are not heard by the actors driving capital, policy, and resources for their benefit. Conversations center instead around entrepreneurs, capital markets, cost-benefit, or other top-down considerations.Read More
Automated decisions are increasingly part of everyday life, but how can the public scrutinize, understand, and govern them? To begin to explore this, Omidyar Network has, in partnership with Upturn, published Public Scrutiny of Automated Decisions: Early Lessons and Emerging Methods.Read More
Omidyar Network, in partnership with social innovation agency Reboot, has today released a research report evaluating the state of the media in Kenya. The report is based on interviews with 73 journalists, editors, media entrepreneurs, members of civil society, and consumers of media in Kenya, predominantly in Nairobi. Read More