We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.

Across 20 years
of growth and
change

We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.

we continue
to pursue our
mission:

We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.

to help all people,
everywhere, reach their
fullest potential.

We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.
We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.
We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.
We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.
We are a global group of change makers working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential.
“At Dalberg, our third decade is poised to be a daunting and exhilarating one. The journey doesn’t get any easier, but we are eager to work together to find solutions that can match the scale of the challenges we face.”

HENRIK SKOVBY, Founder and Chairman

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Dalberg's Journey: From 2001-2021

Navigate through Dalberg’s first 20 years

2000s

2010s

2020s

2001
  • Dalberg Advisors founded in New York
    October

    Dalberg Advisors founded in New York

2003
  • Dalberg hosts its first all-staff retreat
    June

    Dalberg hosts its first all-staff retreat

    This gathering now takes place every 2-3 years — with previous retreats hosted in Nicaragua, India, Kenya, Germany, South Africa, and most recently, Rwanda (pictured)

2004
  • Dalberg expands with offices in Geneva, Copenhagen, and Washington, D.C.

    Dalberg expands with offices in Geneva, Copenhagen, and Washington, D.C.

2007
  • From 4 to 5 offices: Dalberg opens in Johannesburg

    From 4 to 5 offices: Dalberg opens in Johannesburg

  • Launch of the seminal report

    Launch of the seminal report "Business Guide to Partnering with NGOs and the United Nations"

    Dalberg, UNGC, and The Financial Times publish a landmark report on the partnership experiences of businesses with social actors

  • Dalberg signs the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative

    Dalberg signs the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative

    Dalberg commits to aligning its strategy and operations to the UN Global Compact and reporting on performance against these goals annually

  • Dalberg expands its footprint in Africa and the U.S. by opening offices in Nairobi and San Francisco

    Dalberg expands its footprint in Africa and the U.S. by opening offices in Nairobi and San Francisco

2009
  • Dalberg expands to India by opening an office in Mumbai
    May

    Dalberg expands to India by opening an office in Mumbai

  • Dalberg helps found and launch ANDE
    June

    Dalberg helps found and launch ANDE

    The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of 300+ organizations focused on propelling entrepreneurship in developing economies

2010
  • Dalberg opens in Dakar
    February

    Dalberg opens in Dakar

  • Dalberg launches the inaugural
    October

    Dalberg launches the inaugural "Lighting Africa" report

    In collaboration with the World Bank, Dalberg authored the flagship report, “Lighting Africa.” This initiative helps the private sector develop, grow, and sustain the market for clean, affordable off-grid lighting technologies in Africa.

2011
  • Dalberg Implement founded
    January

    Dalberg Implement founded

    Dalberg Implement works alongside our clients to bring strategy recommendations to life

  • Dalberg in the UK: London office opens
    March

    Dalberg in the UK: London office opens

2013
  • Dalberg's initiative to incubate and launch new solutions for development becomes a standalone entity, Global Development Incubator
    September

    Dalberg's initiative to incubate and launch new solutions for development becomes a standalone entity, Global Development Incubator

2014
  • Four more Dalberg offices open: Lagos, New Delhi, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi

    Four more Dalberg offices open: Lagos, New Delhi, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi

  • Dalberg Design Founded
    May

    Dalberg Design Founded

  • GLAD — the first's first employee affinity group — is founded to support the Dalberg LGBTQ+ community

    GLAD — the first's first employee affinity group — is founded to support the Dalberg LGBTQ+ community

  • Dalberg starts managing USAID's Investment Support Program (ISP)
    October

    Dalberg starts managing USAID's Investment Support Program (ISP)

    At the core of ISP is a market-systems approach to identify investment opportunities, mobilize private capital, and deepen private and financial sector engagement – all with the aim of catalyzing development impact

2015
  • Dalberg helps incubate and launch Safe Surgery 2020 in collaboration with other partners
    April

    Dalberg helps incubate and launch Safe Surgery 2020 in collaboration with other partners

    The Safe Surgery 2020 initiative is a multi-component program that started in 2015 and has explored innovative models for expanding safe surgical care.

  • Dalberg Media founded
    May

    Dalberg Media founded

  • Dalberg helps design and launch Convergence
    July

    Dalberg helps design and launch Convergence

    Convergence is the world’s first platform blending private, public, and philanthropic capital for the greater good

2016
  • Dalberg expands its footprint in Africa by opening offices in Addis Ababa and Dar Es Saalam

    Dalberg expands its footprint in Africa by opening offices in Addis Ababa and Dar Es Saalam

2017
  • Dalberg Group and Research Solutions Africa join to create Dalberg Research
    January

    Dalberg Group and Research Solutions Africa join to create Dalberg Research

    A full-service research agency answering questions about markets, consumers and lifestyles across more than 20 African countries via quantitative and qualitative studies

  • Dalberg Data Insights founded
    June

    Dalberg Data Insights founded

    Building bridges between data analytics and global social challenges

  • Dalberg expands into Rwanda with new office in Kigali
    July

    Dalberg expands into Rwanda with new office in Kigali

  • Dalberg Media hosts the first UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab gathering
    August

    Dalberg Media hosts the first UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab gathering

    More than 1,000 young people from 120+ countries gather yearly to collaborate on solutions for the UN SDGs

2018
  • Dalberg expands its Latin America presence by opening an office in Mexico City

    Dalberg expands its Latin America presence by opening an office in Mexico City

2019
  • Dalberg signs the
    September

    Dalberg signs the "Neutral is Not Enough" pledge

    Alongside UNICEF, CIFF, and Educate Girls, Dalberg commits to placing gender inclusion at the center of our efforts

2020
  • Founding of Dalberg Catalyst
    January

    Founding of Dalberg Catalyst

    An independent non-profit that designs and incubates forward-looking initiatives and long-term partnerships

  • Preventing Pandemics at the Source initiative is founded
    March

    Preventing Pandemics at the Source initiative is founded

    Preventing Pandemics at the Source aims to save lives by preventing the spillover of zoonotic viruses from animals to humans — well before they can become global pandemics, national epidemics, or even localized outbreaks

  • Dalberg launches its Climate Commitment
    April

    Dalberg launches its Climate Commitment

    Dalberg publicly commits to reduce carbon emissions as well as counter the environmental damage of plastics

  • Dalberg incubates and launches Safe Hands in response to Covid-19
    May

    Dalberg incubates and launches Safe Hands in response to Covid-19

    Dalberg founds Safe Hands, a mission-driven alliance of African companies and community-based organizations focused on providing a first line of defense against Covid-19

  • Dalberg launches flagship report on how philanthropy has responded to Covid-19
    November

    Dalberg launches flagship report on how philanthropy has responded to Covid-19

    Dalberg shares the insights from a major global survey of philanthropic organizations on how they are navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, representing perspectives from global philanthropy leaders as well as those focused on the United States, Africa, and Latin America.

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