June 9, 2020

GDI and the Institute for Transformative Technologies Partner to Achieve SDGs Through Technology

The Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT), which recently partnered with Tata Power to launch the world’s largest electricity access initiative, is joining forces with the Global Development Incubator (GDI), to merge the best of GDI’s incubation model for new ventures and initiatives, and ITT’s technology commercialization, to create large-scale change. GDI is the leading organization […]

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May 18, 2020

GDI’s COVID-19 Perspective & Response

The COVID-19 crisis is a generational moment that requires any individual, community or organization to rethink its identity and its pursuits. The world is shifting with astonishing speed, and some parts are upending completely. The Global Development Incubator (GDI), the leading organization working to build and scale the next generation of social impact solutions, is […]

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April 30, 2020

COVID-19 and Modern Slavery: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future of the Fight

Natalya Wallin and Jason Wendle, Directors of the GDI-incubated Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), write for the Council on Foreign Relations about how COVID-19 is affecting victims of modern slavery, and the immediate opportunity for the private and public sector to recover responsibly in order to prevent exploitation. >> Read the full blog […]

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April 15, 2020

GDI-Incubated RAF Learning Lab and ISF Advisors Publish COVID-19 Emergency Briefing Series

COVID-19 is an extreme shock that is unprecedented in its impact on national, regional, and global markets. The focus of response efforts in developing countries have been on densely populated urban centers, but the majority of people in these countries live in rural areas. The Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab and ISF Advisors, both […]

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April 9, 2020

GDI and ITT Partner to Design Tech Solutions for COVID-19 in Low-Income Countries

In response to the global COVID-19 crisis, the Global Development Incubator (GDI) and the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT) have launched a partnership to curate, design and promote effective solutions to the COVID response in low-income countries. This initiative recognizes that while much of the current attention to COVID response has been focused on tertiary […]

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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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