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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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How Does Digital Technology Make Lending to Farmers More Viable? (Early Findings)

The Learning Lab – an initiative of The MasterCard Foundation, jointly implemented by GDI and Dalberg –  is researching the Business case for digitally-enabled smallholder finance, specifically: what role do digital tools play in successful business models for lending to … Continue reading

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Deals That Can Break Poverty Cycle Afflicting Smallholder Farmers

By Edel Were It’s one of the most widespread mantras of Africa’s economic development: unlocking smallholder farmer potential will secure Africa’s food production and improve the livelihoods of millions… if only farmers had fool proof ways to increase productivity 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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Decoding Diversity: Financial and Economic Returns of Diversity in Tech

Dalberg and Intel released a new report that shows improving ethnic and gender diversity in the U.S. technology workforce represents a massive economic opportunity, one that could create $470 – $570Bn in new value for the tech industry, and could add … 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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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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Financing Cataract Solutions for the Developing World: Introducing the World’s First Development Impact Bond in the Eye Health Sector

By Olivia Iloetonma and Barbara Kong Winesi March has never seen his 18-month old grandson – he has only ever heard him cry. Prior to going blind from cataracts, Winesi was the breadwinner: his maize farm fed his family and … 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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