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We are committed to learning out loud. These are our insights in action.


On Agency: Building a human centered approach to development

Agency describes the capability to formulate goals, understand and navigate our environment, and learn, adapt and maintain resilience as we strive to achieve our ambitions.

Demystifying LLMs (Part 2): Autonomous Agents for Data Analysis

Autonomous LLM agents can aid in data analysis tasks, specifically exploratory data analysis.

Why we are keen on "learning implementers"

There is always lots to learn in any given context, so we seek grantees that combine research and implementation muscle under the same roof.

What tech can learn from the social sector

At the Agency Fund, we care about the long-term impacts of new technologies. We want to learn how an app affects people’s health, safety, or prosperity. 


What happened when we tried to use LLMs and machine learning in our own work?

Demystifying LLMs: Experts in Language

Recent strides in machine learning have made it easier to harness “collective wisdom” for the public good. In this post, we will dive into LLMs.

Early lessons from a precision health partnership

In early 2022, we began investigating ways to support the agency of pregnant women and mothers. How might we help?

Podcast interview: Is expanding agency better than cash?

Exploring the concept of human agency in development and its impact on charitable interventions.

A new paradigm for nonprofit programming

Because people's lives and contexts keep changing, nonprofit programmes need to constantly iterate to factor in new information. Technology and real-time data can play a big role here.