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Charting a path for equitable vaccine distribution

Once a vaccine is available, who will get it first, and how will distribution take place? A new collaboration is launched to support the equitable delivery of Covid-19 vaccines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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The Role of African Philanthropy in Responding to Covid-19

A new report from Dalberg Advisors and the African Philanthropy Forum sheds light on how philanthropy in Africa is changing in response to Covid-19 and what steps are needed to drive a more effective response.  Philanthropists focused on Africa have stepped up their support for the people and communities most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic…

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Inclusivity and the circular economy: leaders convene at the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) to discuss Africa’s post-Covid recovery

More than 5,000 business leaders, policymakers, and experts explored ways to bring about more sustainable consumption and production at WCEF Online.

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Mobilizing capital for East Africa’s under-financed agricultural SMEs

Aceli Africa will mobilize $700M in lending through aligning capital supply and demand.

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Intersectionality in Organizations: Why ‘Bringing Your Whole Self to Work’ is Not Sufficient

Intersecting experiences of oppression must be considered in evaluating companies’ internal diversity and inclusion efforts and external interactions.

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Debt-for-Nature Swaps: a possible solution to a “green and just recovery” from Covid-19

As the Covid-19 crisis deepens funding gaps for environmental projects, Dalberg sees that debt-for-nature swaps may provide new avenues for financing—and a ‘win-win’ opportunity for developing countries to trade debt for investment in the environment.

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Shifting practices, sharing power? How the US philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 crises

A new survey and report from Dalberg Advisors, Philanthropy California, and the Council on Foundations outlines the critical next steps and fundamental shifts respondents raised as necessary to build an equitable future. From an unprecedented global pandemic and associated economic crisis, to the unjust murders and treatment of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the…

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Global South countries have enacted a variety of lockdown measures, different from those in the Global North and from each other

Despite suggestions to the contrary, Global South countries have not replicated the measures of Global North countries in response to the COVID-19 crisis. A wide variety of country-by-country measures exist, suggesting that Global South countries have accounted for their distinctive economic, social and political situations in implementing lockdowns and social distancing measures.

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Africa’s Business Heroes 2020 finalists: diversity in the spotlight

Twenty companies from 14 African countries will go on to the next round of the Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, for which Dalberg serves as an anchor parter.

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Financing ‘Missing Middle’ enterprises in the age of Covid-19: leveraging nontraditional finance pathways in emerging markets

Covid-19 has made access to capital for small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets more essential than ever. Drivers of job creation and inclusive economic growth, these “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.

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