Strategy

Our world is rapidly changing. Geopolitical and economic balances are shifting and new multilateral and regional institutions are emerging. In this increasingly complex environment, formulating the right strategy is crucial. We support governments, multilateral organizations, corporations, NGOs, and foundations to design strategies that will maximize their scale, efficiency and impact, either at the organizational level or for specific programs and markets. Our experience spans public, private, and social sectors and includes the creation of: organizational strategies, investment strategies, new initiative designs and program implementation roadmaps.

African Development Bank appoints Yana Kakar to its Presidential Youth Advisory Group

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 16, 2018 – The African Development Bank has announced the appointment of Yana Kakar to the Presidential Youth Advisory Group, which provides insights and innovative solutions for creating jobs for Africa’s youth. 

The African Development Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy, which outlines the Group’s objectives, is the largest effort for youth employment in Africa today, and aims to create 25 million jobs and benefit 50 million youth over the next decade by equipping them with the right skills to get decent, meaningful jobs. 

New Dalberg Study Shows Social, Economic and Environmental Viability of Scaling Ethanol Cooking Fuel in Kenya

Dalberg Advisors has today announced the principal findings of a triple-bottom-line study on scaling clean ethanol cooking fuel in Kenya, including a comparative analysis with Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). These findings have been released to coincide with the Sustainable Energy for All Forum taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 2-3 May.

Dalberg’s principal findings include:

* The majority of Kenyans cook with unhealthy and environmentally-destructive fuels such as charcoal and kerosene;

[Podcast] Gaurav Gupta on UNLEASH, What Makes An Effective Social Enterprise, and Much More

Sustainable development is the term for the dual imperative—economic growth and environmental sustainability. But often there is confusion over the business case for going green. Gaurav Gupta, the Regional Director of Dalberg Advisors, works collaboratively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth. He is also the Director of Unleash, a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to disrupt conventional solutions and create a better and more sustainable world.

Malavika Jain Bambawale

Malavika is a Partner out of Dalberg’s Singapore office. Her experience includes projects in clean energy, smart cities, sustainable agriculture, and climate change and low carbon infrastructure development.

Will Real-Time Data Sourcing Change the Future of SDGs?

With 17 goals, 169 sub-indicators and over 193 countries signing on to the SDGs, collecting consistent real-time data is critical. In this podcast with CSIS, Daniella Ballou-Aares explains that organizations across the world need to aggregate real-time measurable data across countries rather than limiting themselves with the sporadic data sources from the past in order to reach the SDGs. Welcome to a new dynamic data resourcing era.

Patrick Sagna

Patrick is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s Dakar office, where he focuses on Inclusive Growth, Governance, Inclusive Economic Development, Public Policy, and Institutional & Organizational Development. In particular, he has worked supporting governments in Africa and the Caribbean, and led private sector initiatives in emerging and frontier markets.

Jesse Baver

Jesse is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s London office. His experience, primarily in Africa and with a special focus on development finance and agriculture, includes financial and economic analysis, fund structuring, business model development, and market entry strategies.

Noa Gafni

Noa Gafni is a Partner at Dalberg Media. Previously, she was the Founder and CEO of Impact Squared, a social change communications consultancy that was acquired by Dalberg in December 2017.

Astou Dia

Astou is an Associate Partner and leads Dalberg’s presence in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She has over ten years of experience in strategy and management consulting in Europe and Africa. She has worked with private corporations, governments and donors in areas such as agriculture and food security, health, governance, youth employment, access to finance, women economic empowerment, economic and inclusive growth.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Is the Nonprofit Sector Ready?

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) are common in the corporate world; they are undertaken for various reasons–expansion into new markets, increasing market share, acquiring complementary capabilities, and improving cost and capital efficiency. The eventual goal is to maximise shareholder value.