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Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple investment areas, including microfinance, entrepreneurship, government transparency and property rights. Within property rights, Omidyar Network identifies and supports organizations that increase access to land and security of tenure, encourage fair laws, and advance awareness and formalization of rights for the poor. The organization currently supports Landesa, the Institute for Liberty and Democracy and the Foundation for Security, and is actively seeking new partners working to increase secure access to property rights. For more information, visit

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Reports & Research
March 2017

This report presents results from nationally representative surveys with 1,000 residents aged 15 and older in eight countries — Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Nigeria, Peru and Tanzania — and with 3,000 residents in India. Each survey attained comprehensive coverage of both urban and rural areas of the country using multi-stage stratified cluster sampling.1 Standardized interviewer and supervisor training, as well as robust validation of data collection/data entry, help to ensure rigorous quality standards. 

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