ICT and Big Data

The digital revolution is one of the greatest and most transformative events in human history, presenting both opportunity and a responsibility to harness technology for a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable world. Technology is creating new jobs, lowering transaction costs, and delivering vital information to those who need it most. At Dalberg, we work with private companies, governments, leading foundations, NGOs, and civil society groups to harness digital technology for amplified impact, sustainable value, and cost reduction in sectors ranging from health to agriculture, from energy to financial services. We use big data analysis to build tools to help policymakers and other stakeholders plan more effective projects.

Mobile Money Innovation Strategy for a Pan-Africa Telecommunications Company

We developed strategy recommendations and a high-level roadmap for opening mobile money APIs to a pan-African telecommunications company. Our assessments involved country selection, a quantified business case, revenue models, road map of next steps and a go-to-market strategy.

Developing an E-Learning Platform

We worked with Mercy Corps to support an end-to-end e-learning platform start-up to grow and create impact across Africa. We determined the market opportunity for the platform, and prioritized four growth drivers: content focus, pricing models and bundled offerings, advertising, and licensing.

Youth Jobs 2.0: Five Powerful Ways to Harness Digital Technology to Curb Youth Unemployment

Five million. That’s how many jobs our global economy needs to create each month to absorb everyone entering the job market in the next decade. Based on today’s numbers, nearly half those jobs will be for youth.

Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet

In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political empowerment – mobile internet can help women access resources like entrepreneurship opportunities, affordable healthcare, and peer learning platforms.

Last Mile Internet Delivery

In partnership with public and private sector stakeholders, we conceptualized and piloted new business models for last mile Internet delivery combining satellite and WIFI capabilities, enabling extension of financial services and access to relevant content for socioeconomic development.

Empowering Women to use the Mobile Internet

In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political empowerment – mobile internet can help women access resources like entrepreneurship opportunities, affordable healthcare, and peer learning platforms.

Decoding Diversity: Financial and Economic Returns of Diversity in Tech

Dalberg and Intel released a new report that shows improving ethnic and gender diversity in the U.S. technology workforce represents a massive economic opportunity, one that could create $470 – $570Bn in new value for the tech industry, and could add 1.2 – 1.6% to national GDP.

Growth on this scale would have major implications for both the labor and consumer markets,

Increasing Employment Opportunities for Women in Southeast Asia through ICT

We analyzed interventions that leverage ICT for female participation in the workforce. We recommended investments to a foundation which could help over 20 million women in Southeast Asia begin and remain productive in their work.

Jonathan Frisch

Jonathan joined Dalberg Data Insights in early 2017. He works on designing and coding the mathematical models and algorithms transforming the data and feeding the apps.

Prior to Dalberg Data Insights, he has been working at Carrefour (retailer) as a data scientist.

He graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Brussels in 2014, and since then pursues his formation with MOOCs in machine learning and data science

Nicolas Snel

Nicolas has joined Real Impact Analytics in 2014, where has was active on multiple development and implementations of big data tools in Africa. Thereafter, he has been active at Data-for-Good projects, mostly building solutions pertaining to the challenges of fast-growing urbanization.

Prior, Nicolas was an analyst in the energy industry for EDF, Belgium.