• Asia

    24% of low-income households in India have run out of money and supplies. 40% of families are in debt, and in some states, as many as 1 in 5 primary income earners do not expect to find work in the near future.

    Large-scale survey explores whether relief schemes in India are working as intended
  • Americas

    “It is like hiking up a mountain in the winter—you want to lay down in the snow, but your partner is like ‘don’t do it, you’ll never wake up again’. I feel like we are at that moment—if I close the restaurant, will I ever turn the lights back on?

    Economic recovery will happen — but will we make it equitable?
  • Africa

    Women are so used to problem-solving, whether with their children, their extended families and their broader social groups. They are finding creative ways to respond to the pandemic but more needs to be done to ensure they benefit from government measures.”

    Women-led SMEs in Africa: how applying a gender lens to recovery efforts can help
  • Global

    The increase in zoonotic disease outbreaks is a symptom of a broken relationship between humans and the natural world, and is likely to worsen. Exposure to new animal pathogens creates dangerous conditions for spillover from one species to another.

    Covid-19: Urgent Call to Protect People and Nature' from WWF and Dalberg
  • Global

    “We believe the greatest funding needs post-2020 should address this renewed affirmation that our economy, systems and people are interconnected. Funding groups that address the structural and racial inequities exacerbated by Covid-19 should receive more focus.”

    Philanthropy in the Era of Covid-19
  • Africa

    While women may be in positions of power in Africa, they are often forced to take a back seat during crises like Covid-19.

    Dalberg in Forbes Africa: Is Covid-19 Africa's Gender pandemic?
  • Africa

    “Whilst the region’s focus has been on mitigating the health and socio-economic impacts, Covid-19 has the possibility of significantly impacting governance, peace and security and reversing gains made in Africa.”

    Why the Horn of Africa's stability is at risk if political reforms stall or livelihoods are lost
  • Asia

    “Dalberg’s analysis of inequality in India and the economic impacts of Covid shows that the top 10% of households by income could easily support the bottom 50%–and in the long-run, help themselves.”

    Insuring India's poor through the pandemic
  • Africa

    In a normal year, Kenyan farmers face a 40% chance of drought. In the midst of a double crisis — Covid-19 and a locust invasion — crops are at an even greater risk.

    A big bet on irrigation for Kenya's smallholder farmers
  • Africa

    Medical commodity supplies will continue to be strained. Without intervention, ethical concerns related to widening inequality will also grow — as those countries, cities, and individuals who can afford it race to stock up.

    Learning from the Ebola crisis: supply chains under pandemic conditions
  • Global

    Emerging markets governments face their own fiscal challenges, including liquidity and ability to borrow. The economic ramifications, particularly on small businesses and the poorest and most vulnerable, will be devastating.

    Steps DFIs can take to help developing economies weather the storm
  • Global

    “Our team is pretty motivated right now because we have seen first-hand how stress can activate creativity and focus on people. At the same time, I’m also extremely concerned that the almost 20 years of investment we have made in helping businesses in Latin America grow is in danger of being completely eviscerated.”

    Strengthening the support system for Small and Growing Businesses
  • Africa

    For East African nations, Covid-19 disruptions highlight the importance of diversifying — and in some cases re-shoring — local supply chains to cope with the current crisis.

    A shortage of PPE presents new opportunities for industry
  • Americas

    “Before Covid-19 they had 10 employees and between them would clean 15 houses a day. Now, only 2 employees per day clean 2 houses. There’s not enough work to go around so the women rotate shifts based on who needs it the most that week.”

    Minority-led small businesses are key to NYC's recovery
  • Africa

    “If farmers cannot farm and agricultural markets are closed, food security will be affected – and we already have millions of people who are food insecure.”

    Taking decisive action and collective responsibility in Nigeria
  • Americas

    Women — and disproportionately, women of color and immigrants — make up nearly 95% of the childcare workforce, and 89% of childcare businesses are women-owned. These are groups that will experience the broadest and most immediate impacts to changes in the care landscape.

    The U.S. care economy in crisis
  • Africa

    “In times of great challenge, I have found it important to have a solid footing on how I approach my own actions and decisions as a leader. Empathy and compassion have proven, time and again, to be vital anchors for me during any crisis, often leading to answers and responses that aren’t immediately obvious.”

    Reflections on leadership in the time of a pandemic in Kenya's Business Daily
  • Asia

    Indian women do 10 times more unpaid care work than Indian men, and Covid-19-related challenges have increased their burden by an estimated 30%.

    Dalberg video invites couples to #SplitTheList
  • Global

    “Information on actions in developing countries is patchy, and often hard to compare across nations. Dalberg’s ‘Database of Government Actions on Covid-19 in Developing Countries’ collates and tracks policies and actions related to the pandemic.”

    Tracking the crisis response in developing nations
  • Africa

    ‘Charting the Future For Africa’s Largest Economy: Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Nigeria’, quantifies the potential impacts on Africa’s largest economy and calls for deeper collaboration between the public, private, and social sectors.

    Dalberg Report: What Nigeria can do to mitigate economic impacts
  • Africa

    “Emergency Operations Centers exist to provide fast and effective crisis response. They aim to help countries and communities come together in a way that saves lives and allows economies to get back on their feet more quickly after disasters have passed.”

    Not the first virus, not the first crisis: How Emergency Operations Centers can help
  • Africa

    Safe Hands Kenya has provided over 1.25 million people with free rapid mass sanitation supplies, and is on track to reach 2 million more while also inspiring action across the region, from Tanzania to Ethiopia.

    Slowing the spread with rapid mass sanitation
  • Global

    ‘Missing Middle’ businesses—too big for microfinance, too small or risky for banks or private equity firms—face existential threats from stay-at-home orders, disrupted supply chains and other pandemic fallout.

    How to leverage non-traditional finance pathways in emerging markets
  • Europe

    What leaders were asking for, but couldn’t find, was high-quality, high-resolution data that could be applied to key questions, such as: Where is the disease likely to spread? Which communities are most vulnerable?

    Data Against Covid-19: Bridging Access to Critical Information
  • Africa

    “In times of great challenge, I have found it important to have a solid footing on how I approach my own actions and decisions as a leader. Empathy and compassion have proven, time and again, to be vital anchors for me during any crisis, often leading to answers and responses that aren’t immediately obvious.”

    Reflections on leadership in the time of a pandemic in Kenya's Business Daily

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