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.

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.  

Process Learnings from The Educate Girls Development Impact Bond


The Educate Girls Development Impact Bond (EG DIB), the first DIB in India and in education globally, signals that DIBs can drive significant innovation and impact gains, even in organizations that have a strong trajectory of delivery, as EG did prior to the DIB. 

Melanie Kahl

Melanie is a Creative Lead based in Dalberg Design’s New York Studio who helps organizations and communities innovate, grow, and change by design. At Dalberg Design, she leads integrated design and strategy projects on urban resilience, gender and sexual health, customer experience and service design, and organizational innovation. 

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.

Dayoung Lee

Dayoung Lee is an Associate Partner based in Mumbai and a co-lead of the Education to Employment Practice. Her other focus areas include early childhood & youth development, gender, health, ICT and monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL). She enjoys working at the intersection of strategy and human-centred design and is excited about leveraging technology right to enhance and scale impact.

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. 

[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.

Creating Employment Opportunities in Cartagena

We developed strategies to restore livelihoods for those most affected by the implementation of a new Bus Rapid Transit system in Cartagena called Transcaribe. The strategies we developed will help to transition up to 5,000 vulnerable workers to stable employment.

Generating Employment Opportunities for Youth in Rwanda

We worked with the MasterCard Foundation to create employment opportunities for youth and support the transition of the Rwandan economy by expanding economic opportunities in the hospitality value chain and developing ICT skills among youth.