Tag Archives: India

Indian Philanthropy: What is Holding Back Diaspora Philanthropists?

By Minahil Amin The map used does not reflect a position by Dalberg on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any borders. Dalberg was engaged by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore opportunities … 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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Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom

By Will Green and Jamie Chung This blog draws on findings from a new report from Dalberg and WWF — Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom. Tigers have travelled a rocky road over the past hundred years. Decimated from … Continue reading

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User-centred Financial Inclusion

In Live Mint, Varad Pande and Nirat Bhatnagar explain why digital financial services should be tailored to the habits of the underserved. While financial service firms in India are beginning to explore digitizing their services and products for the BoP, two key dilemmas – user-experience … Continue reading

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Borrowing and Saving – Not Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Dalberg’s Michael Mori, and ACCION International’s Elisabeth Rhyne From a mathematical point of view, borrowing and saving are mirror images. In both cases many small payments allow for one or more large payouts. Only the sequence differs. Stuart Rutherford’s classic … 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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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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Do you have what it takes to be a climate negotiator? Take this quiz and find out

World leaders descended on Paris earlier this week to negotiate a climate change agreement. This is a seminal moment for our planet and stakes couldn’t be higher — this is about keeping earth habitable for all. So, what if you could attend the … Continue reading

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21st Century’s Emerging Inequality

By Gaurav Gupta In the current discussion on rising inequality, it’s easy to overlook the fact that inequality was the norm, and simply expected, throughout most of history. Not until the 20th century did equality become a leading value. Last … Continue reading

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Infographic: What is the (Particulate) Matter in India?

By Kabir Nanda and Varad Pande Yesterday, the Supreme Court of India announced a 4-month trial “Environment Compensation Charge” on all commercial vehicles entering New Delhi starting November 1. Poor air quality in India has been an ongoing issue, but … Continue reading

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