Tag Archives: Mumbai

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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Maximizing social impact and profit: a two-way street

By Jyothi Vynatheya Oberoi Most interpreters of the triple bottom line – measuring business performance with the “three P’s” of profit, people, and planet – ask how businesses can improve living standards and support the environment. Fewer also ask how … Continue reading

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Redefining public service impact: A Q&A with Kira Intrator

Kira Intrator, an associate consultant in Dalberg’s Mumbai office, was awarded MIT’s Excellence in Public Service Award on June 6th, 2013. The award is given annually to recent alumni from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning who show strong … Continue reading

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Creating opportunities for kids through the Aashansh Foundation

by Snigdha Kumar As an international development consultancy firm, we do a lot of high level strategy work for many NGOs, foundations, and government agencies all working to create positive change at the highest levels within the sector. Often, however, … Continue reading

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Connecting Mumbai’s development community

When Vinay Taylor joined Dalberg’s Mumbai office as a consultant last June, he immediately noticed the excitement and activity around social impact among his peers in the city’s development community. “One of the things you notice coming to a place … Continue reading

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Using renewable energy to power mobile towers

As the mobile subscriber base in India rapidly grows, so does the need for expanded service. Already home to 400,000 mobile towers, the country expects to build 200,000 more over the next two to four years in order to meet … Continue reading

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Supporting the fight against human trafficking

According to the International Labor Organization, approximately 2.4 million people are trafficked at any given point in time, representing a $32 billion industry that affects 137 countries across the world. In 2007, the United Nations launched UN.GIFT, the United Nations … Continue reading

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Expanding biomass energy production in India

Approximately 45% of households in rural India lack electricity, a statistic that reaches as high as 90% among the country’s poorest states. In response to this gap, a leading mini-grid social enterprise in India has begun producing electricity from a … Continue reading

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Making public transportation female-friendly in Mumbai

If you could change anything about your daily commute, what would it be? Dalberg teamed up with the World Bank this spring to ask more than 200 women living in slums in Mumbai, India about the barriers preventing them from … Continue reading

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