Author Archives: Kate

Events around the 72nd UN General Assembly

By Debdipto Biswas The UN General Assembly (UNGA), an event of tremendous significance, is always supplemented by a host of consequential development events. This year, for the 72nd version of the UNGA, it is no different. September 2017 will once more … Continue reading

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Dalberg Launches an Initiative to Support Start-Ups in Nairobi

By Valary Mumbo  In recent years, Kenya has established itself as a centre for innovation, with a range of initiatives started in support of this culture. Incubators such as Nailab, iLab and iHub provide space for entrepreneurs to interact, bud and … Continue reading

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What it Means to Lead Now: Social Impact Leaders Respond to Uncertain Times

By Daniella Ballou-Aares and Marcus Haymon This is the first blog in a series looking at how social impact leaders are responding to recent political disruptions. Massive global migration and the ongoing refugee crisis; disruptive technology increasing information access; and rapid job … Continue reading

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Dalberg Hosts a Private Sector Week in Dar es Salaam Culminating in an Iftar Dinner for 150+ Business Leaders

As part of a Private Sector Week organized by the Dar es Salaam office, Dalberg, The Africa List and the CEO Roundtable hosted an Iftar dinner to celebrate Dalberg’s 10 years in Africa. The event kicked off a discussion on … Continue reading

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“Day 1” Philanthropy Done Right – An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

By Rachna Saxena  On June 15, 2017, Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, posted on Twitter a “request for ideas” for philanthropy. Rachna Saxena responds to his call for advice. Dear Jeff – Over the past 10 days, you have received over … Continue reading

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Looking to the Past to Help Shape the Future of Work

By Diptesh Soni and Devang Vussonji The debate around the future of jobs is a polarised one: on the one hand, there are the pessimists, who believe we should prepare now for a world of no work. On the other … Continue reading

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[Podcast] Discussion on Entrepreneurship to Celebrate a Decade of Dalberg in Africa

Is entrepreneurship going to create the mass-scale jobs we need, or should we give up the notion that those that have the most reason to be risk averse should be the ones leading the charge on risk loving new business … Continue reading

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[Podcast] Nneka Eze on Catalyzing Growth in Nigeria Through Regional Innovation Hubs

In a World Bank podcast, Nneka Eze, Partner and Lagos Office Director, discusses a recent project Dalberg worked on with the Office of the Vice-President of Nigeria to understand the state of innovation in the country, and the potential of innovation … Continue reading

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Vanishing Vaquita: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

By Simon Allan and Ellie Marsh A little known marine mammal found in northwest Mexico has been gaining global press attention for weeks now – and for good reason. The vaquita – a small porpoise known as the “panda of … Continue reading

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New Report: Decentralised Renewable Energy is Important for Improving Access to Power, But Policy Gaps and Challenges Impede Growth

Governments globally realize the social and economic benefits of providing reliable and affordable power to their citizens and businesses. Over the past few years, many countries have announced ambitious electrification goals: India and Nigeria plan to reach universal electrification by … Continue reading

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