Tag Archives: innovative finance

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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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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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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Amplifying our Voices in 2015: A Letter from Dalberg’s Global Managing Partner

Dear friends and colleagues, Dalberg was founded in 2001 on a bold hypothesis: that if global development were to advance at an accelerated pace, rigorous problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and private sector partnerships were needed to complement traditional development approaches. … Continue reading

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Why We Need Innovative Financing: Innovative Financing’s “Bridge” Role in Economic, Social, and Environmental Development

By Sam Lampert and Serena Guarnaschelli As the development agenda came under the spotlight at last week’s UN General Assembly in New York, one thing became clear: the future we want – a future that meets the needs of people and … Continue reading

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D. Capital, Aon, and Hollard Insurance announce world’s first social impact insurance entity, HUGinsure, at 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

“The dedication and passion…from the public, private and nonprofit-sectors alike remind us that, when it comes to addressing global challenges, we are all in this together.”- Chelsea Clinton Chelsea Clinton highlighted the importance of cross-sector partnerships as she kicked off … Continue reading

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