Category Archives: Education and Youth Development

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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Making the Digital Economy More Inclusive

By Diptesh Soni  Across the world, there is an inescapable sense that the machines are coming, and they’re going to take our jobs. This fear is not new. From the cotton gin, to the tractor, to the assembly line and … Continue reading

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James Mwangi on the Development Plan for the 21st Century – Podcast

James Mwangi, Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, joined the ‘Maintaining the Momentum for the SDGs’ event, convened by The Guardian around the UN’s General Assembly in New York. James joined the first panel discussion on ‘How to Implement 17 … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Devang Vussonji on Solutions to Unemployment with CNBC Africa

Devang Vussonji, Partner and Tanzania Office Director at Dalberg, joined CNBC Africa to discuss the link between education and unemployment in East Africa. Devang explained that there is a disconnect between the skills employers look for, and the attributes schools … 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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The Impact of Private Investment in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

The state of education is improving throughout sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): enrollment rates have risen significantly at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. However, these improvements are not occurring fast enough. With more than 30 million primary and 90 million secondary … Continue reading

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Nigeria Needs Urgent Steps to Deal with its Unemployment Crisis

First published in Business Day. By Nneka Eze Nigeria is facing a youth unemployment crisis. This problem affects the daily lives and long-term futures of 5 to 12 million youth who are currently unable to find work to sustain their households … Continue reading

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Introducing DigitalSharingEconomy.com: Sharing Resources, Building Economies

Geeta is busy preparing a meal in the kitchen with her mom, Kamla. Tonight this New Delhi family will welcome guests from across the world and introduce them to local culinary specialties. They’ll be paid via an online platform, and … Continue reading

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Youth Jobs 2.0: Five Powerful Ways to Harness Digital Technology to Curb Youth Unemployment

This article was originally published on NextBillion. By Marcus Haymon and Rachna Saxena Five million. That’s how many jobs our global economy needs to create each month to absorb everyone entering the job market in the next decade. Based on today’s … Continue reading

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