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.

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.

Launching a Pan-African Youth Employment Peer Learning Network

To address the lack of coordination amongst youth employment organizations in Africa, we collaborated with the Umsizi Fund to bring together some of the most demand-driven youth employment organizations into a peer learning network

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.

Lessons in Entrepreneurship, From Two of Africa’s Most Successful Business Leaders

One of the great challenges for Africa’s leaders is creating meaningful employment for our young people. Almost 30% of Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 are neither in work nor in education, and almost half of those who are working are in what’s called vulnerable employment.

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.

Looking to the Past to Help Shape the Future of Work

The debate around the future of jobs is a polarised one: on the one hand, there are the pessimists, who believe we should prepare now for a world of no work. On the other are the optimists, who see the current challenges within global labour markets as a mere blip in a long-term trend of growing prosperity and employment. But neither of these outcomes is predetermined, and neither perspective is entirely new.

Dalberg Media Launches UNLEASH

Dalberg Media has been working as the secretariat, fundraiser and executing partner in UNLEASH. 

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.

Job Creation and Youth Employment in Kenya

Nigeria has experienced a sustained period of economic growth in the last decade without a corresponding improvement in employment. Twenty-five percent of the labour force are either unemployed or underemployed, casting a gloomy prognosis on the country’s future. The depth of Nigeria’s unemployment crisis is particularly evident amongst youths, with two in five youths between the ages of 15 and 35 affected. With an economy at risk of a recession in the face of dwindling oil prices, tackling youth unemployment is an urgent imperative.