Category Archives: Gender Issues

A Group of Visionaries Turn a Dream into Reality

By Francine Ndong On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the Women’s Investment Club Senegal over the past year, and look forward to expanding the initiative across Francophone West Africa. Who would have thought that a simple lunch meeting … Continue reading

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Betting Big on Ourselves, for a Better World

Guest post by Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria (Digital & New Media); and Head of the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement. The post was originally published by The Guardian.  Every year since 2009 Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Reverse Urban Gender Inequalities

By Andrew Fleming Today, 54% of the world’s population reside in cities, and collectively, these 4 billion people generate as much as 80% of global GDP. Cities are currently the most dynamic spaces of economic and social growth in the … Continue reading

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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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Las Mujeres y la Web

Cerrando la brecha de género de internet para crear oportunidades nuevas Destacados del reporte de Dalberg El Internet ha transformado las vidas de miles de millones de personas, desde activistas en Egipto hasta campesinos en Colombia. Sin embargo, a pesar … 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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