Category Archives: Gender Issues

Why aren’t we designing cities that work for women, not just men?

In The Guardian, Andrew Fleming and Anja Tranovich explain why government officials, development organizations, and private sector partners must prioritize gender-inclusive infrastructure planning across the world’s cities. In the 1990s, a simple survey in Vienna led urban planners to rethink their whole approach … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Supply and Demand – The Role of Business in Socio-cultural Interventions to Increase Women’s Access to Finance

By Tania Beard and Shruthi Jayaram  By now, we know that women – especially in the developing world – have less access to finance than men.  Business has an important role in leveling the playing field through interventions aimed at … Continue reading

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D. Talk – Business Resilience in Vulnerable, Post-crisis Economies

By Amy Zhuo In 2014, Chid Liberty had just set up the first Fair Trade Certified apparel manufacturing company in Africa – Liberty & Justice (L&J) – and was ready to fulfill his contracts, when suddenly Ebola hit Liberia and … Continue reading

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[Video] Yana Kakar at the African Development Bank Annual Meetings

Global Managing Partner Yana Kakar spoke at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings on enhancing economic opportunities for women and young people in the agriculture sector. Dalberg also helped develop and launch two of the Bank’s new “high five” strategic priorities on … Continue reading

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If Human Rights Arguments Won’t Get the Nigerian Gender Equality Bill to Pass, Perhaps Economics Will

First published in Business Day. By Nneka Eze and Tania Beard It came as a surprise to many a few weeks ago when a gender equality bill was voted down by the Nigerian Senate (which comprises 7 women and 102 … Continue reading

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Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

This article was originally published on Business Fights Poverty. By Tania Beard, Francine Ndong, and Salma Ait Hssayene Women-led investment has slowly taken off in recent years in developed economies – initiatives such as 37 Angels in the U.S. and UAE-based WOMENA are prime … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Women’s Empowerment? Maureen Gitata and 3 African Women Leaders Discuss

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls. On NTV’s Victoria’s Lounge, Dalberg’s Maureen Gitata recently joined three African women leaders in a candid discussion about “the strong woman”. Amidst increasingly prevalent rhetoric … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Empower Women, Drive Development

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Analyzing the #SDGs on Twitter: The Social Media Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

By Sylvia Warren This month, the world took to social media to voice reactions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 goals and 169 targets offering a new framework for global development. In the 10 days following the confirmation of … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet

By Robert Fabricant & Younghee Jung In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political … Continue reading

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