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April 22, 2021

Emergent Launches LEAF Coalition to Protect Tropical Forests

On this Earth Day, GDI-incubated Emergent and its partners launched the largest forest-focused public-private coalition in history to guarantee $1 billion in demand for carbon credits to protect the world’s tropical forests. Amazon, Nestlé, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Salesforce are among the companies supporting the new initiative, known as the LEAF Coalition. Learn more about the […]

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April 6, 2021

Overcoming TB’s Trust Deficit

Tuberculosis experts and Covid-19 experts can attest to the same truth: that infectious diseases thrive on distrust. In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day, the Leapfrog to Value team focuses on how to build trust between TB providers and patients – starting with listening. Read the team’s perspective based on their field experience in India.  Leapfrog […]

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November 2, 2020

Shifting the Job Narrative: Unlocking the Creative Economy for Youth Employment

Youth employment is undoubtedly one of the most discussed and important issues for governments, educators, private sector, and development actors around the world. All too often however, the jobs that are available and recommended for young people are not leveraging their talents nor their aspirations and interests. The key drivers of economic opportunity today and […]

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October 22, 2020

Launch of COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

COVID-19 has increased the need for support from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to aid at-risk populations against the extreme social and economic impact of the pandemic. In response to this situation, GDI, Instiglio, and a donor have launched the COVID-19 Adaptation Fund in Rwanda and Kenya. From approximately October 2020 to April 2021, this initiative will […]

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October 21, 2020

COVID-19 Learning Brief: Comparative Observations from Kenya and South Africa on Youth Skills Development and Employment

The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only impacted health, lives, and economies, but also the labor market and the education sector. Governments, policymakers, private sector groups, trade unions, international organizations and other stakeholders are attempting to respond in rapidly changing circumstances. This new learning brief provides a reflection on the experiences of Kenya and South […]

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September 4, 2020

Aceli Africa Launches with Flagship Financial Benchmarking Report

Aceli Africa is a new market incentive facility to mobilize $700M in lending to agricultural SMEs and improve livelihoods for over 1 million smallholder farmers and enterprise employees by 2025. The design and implementation of Aceli Africa is based on lending data and stakeholder insights gathered over the past two years. These findings are detailed in […]

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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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