Education to Employment

The potential of youth remains untapped today. Over 200 million people are out of work globally, resulting in social and political conflicts and migration, and permanently lowered future productive potential and earnings. Dalberg partners with educational institutions, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and governments to strengthen the education to employment pathway. Our expertise includes employment acceleration through aptitude matching, labor market analysis, and strategic investment for job creation.



Rhobhi Matinyi

Rhobhi Matinyi is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s Johannesburg office where she works with the private sector, governments, donor agencies and major foundations on strategic planning, market entry and growth strategies, performance evaluation and implementation. Rhobhi’s area of specialty is healthcare, and she also has extensive experience in financial inclusion, agriculture, and education and youth employment. 



Layusa Isa-Odidi

Layusa Isa-Odidi is an Associate Partner leading Dalberg’s presence in Melbourne, Australia. She focuses on strategic planning and financing across the areas of education, employment, agriculture, and gender. In doing so, she has advised governments, foundations, Fortune 100 companies, multilateral institutions, bilateral donors, and INGOs
 

Adopting a gender lens across all our work

Adopting a Gender Lens to the IDH Smallholder Innovation Platform

 

Adopting a Gender Lens to the IDH Smallholder Innovation Platform



Kristen Schlott

Kristen Schlott is a Creative Lead at Dalberg Design. Based in Nairobi, she has worked for non-profit, for-profit, and multilateral clients to bring human-centered design to the international development field in sectors including agriculture, finance, and youth unemployment. Kristen has made significant contributions to the growth of Dalberg Design’s Nairobi-based practice; sourcing talent and developing internal initiatives to explore new applications of human-centered design for local markets. 

How Development Impact Bonds work, and when to use them

Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) are a relatively new results-based financing instrument being piloted as a new way of financing innovative activities. Dalberg designs, manages and evaluates DIBs, such as the Educate Girls DIB, and many others across the globe.



Alexandra Stanek

Alexandra Stanek is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s Johannesburg office. She is passionate about developing human capital and strengthening employment across the African continent. She also works extensively in industrialization and access to finance, two areas that can help economies unlock growth. Alex has advised businesses, foundations, bilateral organizations, government bodies, and NGOs in their strategy, analysis, and evaluation of projects.



Rym Keramane

Rym is an Associate Partner based in Dakar. Her work covers West and North Africa, and focuses on strategic planning, program design, and implementation. She has experience in inclusive economic development, youth employment and entrepreneurship, agriculture, and ICT.  

Lessons from the Educate Girls Development Impact Bond

The Educate Girls Development Impact Bond, the first DIB in India and in education globally, shows that these bonds can drive significant innovation and impact gains, even in organizations that already have a strong trajectory of delivery. 

UBSOF – Quality Education India Development Impact Bond

 

  • Dalberg is working with UBS Optimus Foundation, BAT, MSDF and Tata Trusts on the design and performance management of the “Quality Education India” Development Impact Bond.
  • Dalberg identified the most suitable NGOs, designed the financing model and coordinated different stakeholders.
  • Dalberg designed a performance management framework and will be working with NGOs to diagnose potential challenges in interventions, and is planning to develop recommendations around addressing those challenges. 


Anokhi Parikh

Anokhi Parikh is an Associate Partner based in Johannesburg. She brings twelve years of experience in the development sector across India and Africa, focusing on urban planning, health, education, energy and environment. Anokhi co-leads Dalberg’s Cities Practice.