March 10, 2020

Women of the World Endowment (WoWE) Launches Global Challenge to Increase Financial Commitments for Gender Equality

Women of the World Endowment (WoWE), an early-stage initiative incubated by GDI, has launched a global challenge with UN Women to increase financial commitments to initiatives focused on financing Sustainable Development Goal 5 — gender equality. The objective of the 10X Challenge is to catalyze gender-responsive capital that accelerates the achievement of the SDGs by […]

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January 15, 2020

Global Digital Health Index Expands Platform for Multilingual Access

The Global Digital Health Index (GDHI) — an interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors, and evaluates the use of digital technology for health across countries — is now available in 4 additional languages: Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.  The GDHI currently contains critical data on the status of digital health ecosystems in 23 participating countries […]

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November 22, 2019

Leapfrog to Value Initiative Launches With Flagship Report

Leapfrog to Value is an early-stage health initiative incubated by GDI that is building a coalition around value-based care. Value-based care aligns patients, payers, and providers around a common goal: achieving the best health outcomes at the best cost. By embracing value-based health systems, Leapfrog to Value believes that low and middle income countries have […]

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November 7, 2019

New Pathways to Prosperity Report Introduces Tools to Bridge the Persistent Rural Agricultural Financing Gap

ISF Advisors and the Mastercard Foundation’s Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab (the Lab) — both initiatives currently housed at Global Development Incubator (GDI) — have released their latest rural and agricultural finance state of the sector report: Pathways to Prosperity. This report is a follow-up to the 2016 publication, Inflection Point: Unlocking growth in […]

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September 16, 2019

A GDI Case Study: Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI)

How does GDI design and build social impact startups? It’s not an easy question to tackle, but we hope this new case study on the Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) will help provide some insight. PEI and its NGO partners are dedicated to driving economic inclusion for the extreme poor through developing scalable systems-change strategies […]

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September 9, 2019

Creating jobs and sustainable livelihoods in a changing world

The jobs and livelihoods sector has transformed significantly over the past decade, and is expected to see even greater shifts in the coming years. Population shifts given the youth bulge, climate, conflict and urbanization are driving challenges overall, while the changing nature of work in the form of automation and digitization is negatively impacting lower […]

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July 26, 2019

New GDI Initiative for Sustainable Urban Development Announced at UN Habitat Assembly

The world’s urban population is increasing — most rapidly in low and middle income countries. In order to meet Sustainable Development Goal 11 — to make cities more sustainable, resilient, inclusive and safe — governments will need to develop more urban infrastructure, and they’ll need collaborative action from government leaders, urban planners, and private investors […]

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July 23, 2019

The Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) Releases its 2019 State of the Sector Report

As one of the latest initiatives being incubated at GDI , the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) convenes 12 of the world’s leading agricultural small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) lenders to share learning, identify best practices, and develop industry standards. CSAF members seek to create a thriving, sustainable, and transparent market to serve the […]

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June 13, 2019

GDI is growing: See where we’ve been & where we’re headed in our 2018 Annual Report

Did you know GDI has over 25 active initiatives? And five global offices? What about the fact that our incubated initiatives have mobilized nearly $750 million for driving sector-wide change in their issue areas? Looking back on 2018, our team at GDI played a major role in building initiatives that drive systems change around the […]

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May 1, 2019

The GDI-incubated Global Digital Health Index (GDHI) announces inaugural State of Digital Health report

The Global Digital Health Index (GDHI) released its inaugural State of Digital Health report, which provides the first-ever snapshot of digital health ecosystems throughout the world and lays the foundation for better informed and more coordinated investments in digital health. The GDHI, which officially launched in 2018, was designed by GDI, HealthEnabled, Dalberg’s Design Impact […]

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