Category Archives: Cities

New Report: Financing Sustainable City Cancer Treatment Infrastructure

By David Humphries, Simon Allan, Sam Lampert, and Erin Barringer This blog draws on findings from a new report from Dalberg and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), ‘C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge – Financing Sustainable City Cancer Treatment … 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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Expandiendo el Uso de Autobuses Híbridos y Eléctricos en América Latina

Escrito por: Mariola Panzuela  “Una ciudad avanzada no es en la que los pobres pueden moverse en carro, sino una en la que incluso los ricos utilizan el transporte público” – Enrique Peñalosa, Alcalde de Bogotá D.C. Estas palabras, del … Continue reading

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A Crystal Ball for Global Development: What Will Happen in 2016?

This article was originally published on Huffington Post Impact. By Yana Watson Kakar, Madji Sock, and Shyam Sundaram True to hopes, 2015 was a landmark year for global development. Two decades of talks yielded an ambitious, universal agreement to fight climate … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat: Inclusive Preparedness for India’s Heat Waves

By Ashwin Chandrasekhar This summer, India witnessed its second deadliest heat wave on record – over 2,500 people died due to scorching temperatures. India’s heat waves are part of a climate change-driven cycle. Records over the last 10 years show … Continue reading

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New Report: ‘Smart Maps for Smart Cities’

By Gaurav Gupta, Ya’ir Aizenman, Sanchali Pal, Aditi Singh, Ahmed Nadeem Khan, and Sneha Iyer Maps are essential to our lives. They answer basic questions – for citizens, for businesses, and for governments. Maps help us search for places we … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ‘New Nigeria’

By Nneka Eze and Jeff Kaiser Nigeria’s recent presidential election marks a historic step for the country as a leader among African nations. Muhammadu Buhari unseated incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which ruled the country … Continue reading

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2015 Transformational Business Awards to Highlight Innovations in Developing Cities

The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are accepting entries for the 2015 Transformational Business Awards, a major global program highlighting groundbreaking products and services that provide transformative, long-term solutions to key issues in developing economies. Dalberg’s Henrik Skovby … Continue reading

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Creating a Market for Safe, Secure, and Convenient Moto Taxis in Uganda: A Q&A with Dalberg Alumnus Alastair Sussock

“Boda bodas,” or motorcycle taxis, are the main form of transit in Kampala, Uganda. There are five times more boda bodas driving around Kampala – 80,000 in total – than yellow taxis in New York City. While boda bodas are … Continue reading

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