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The State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market

With over two billion people worldwide lacking access to reliable electricity, the global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. In particular, renewable energy technologies like the fast-growing solar portable lamps and solar home systems are helping to bridge the gap. The markets for renewable/hybrid … 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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Featuring HUGinsure: The World’s First Social Impact Insurance Firm

Oxford Said Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship recently featured HUGinsure as one of Africa’s new innovative finance vehicles pushing the boundaries of traditional finance for greater development impact. HUGinsure, a joint venture between D. Capital Partners and Hollard … Continue reading

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Carlijn Nouwen on CNBC: Driving Africa’s Growth Through Financial Inclusion

The unbanked and underbanked represent a huge, untapped opportunity for the financial services sector across Africa. However, sub-Saharan Africa still has the largest portion of people excluded from formal financial services in the world. On CNBC Invest Africa Dalberg Partner … Continue reading

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Remittances Disrupted – Three ways to make the international remittance revolution stick

This article originally appeared on NextBillion. By Andria Thomas Every year, workers around the world send nearly half a trillion dollars to their families back home in developing countries. These international remittances are economic lifelines for millions. But due to a lack … 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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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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Launch of Convergence: The World’s First Blended Finance Platform

Dalberg is thrilled to announce the launch of Convergence: the world’s first deal sourcing platform that helps public and private investors find and connect with each other for blended finance investments in emerging and frontier markets. Conceived under the World … Continue reading

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10 Global Health Trends from 2015 and What They Mean for the New Year

This article was originally published in NextBillion. By Erin Barringer and Vicky Hausman At Dalberg, we recently took the time to reflect on some of the most exciting moments in global health in 2015 and what’s to come in 2016. Last … Continue reading

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