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Leaders in Data for Development Join Dalberg

Dalberg Data Insights to help bridge the data gaps in global development A lack of robust data is often a critical barrier to crafting evidence-based policy, directing resources effectively and designing programs to tackle important development challenges. The newly launched … Continue reading

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The Five-Minute Loan: How India Stack is Speeding Loans to Small Businesses

By Niloufer Memon, Vibhor Goyal, and Varad Pande We recently met Ajay, a fruit vendor in Mumbai who struggles to pay the 60 percent annual interest rate on a loan from his local money lender. Ajay was saddled with this debt, … 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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New Report: Small Merchants Offer Big Financial Inclusion Opportunities

There are more than 180 million micro and small merchants operating in developing and emerging markets globally. These merchants serve the world’s lowest income customers at a scale that is staggering. Every day, small merchants interact with more than 4.5 … 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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Applications Open to the Inaugural Edition of the Lion’s Den

Dalberg is supporting the inaugural edition of the Lion’s Den. Modeled on the Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, entrepreneurs in the Lion’s Den will pitch their business, design, product or idea to a panel of five Kenyan business leaders. Lion’s … Continue reading

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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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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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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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