We help our clients – from governments to multinationals and financial institutions – increase the supply of economically viable, environmentally sustainable, socially equitable energy.  Our expertise spans designing evidence-based strategies for entering emerging markets, developing business models for doing business with low-income consumers, policy analysis, innovative financing to find energy delivery models.

Jesse Baver

Jesse is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s London office. His experience, primarily in Africa and with a special focus on development finance and agriculture, includes financial and economic analysis, fund structuring, business model development, and market entry strategies.

The 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report Released

A new report released today by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, Dalberg Advisors and GOGLA finds that the global off-grid solar industry has taken a leap in the past year to help developing countries reach their energy access goals. Dalberg estimates that, to date, the off-grid solar sector has provided improved electricity to as many as 360 million people.

How Solar Power can be Made Even More Attractive for Africa

I was born and raised in Kenya, a child of the city brought up with a deep love for my ancestral home of Oyani. Nestled between Lake Victoria and the Maasai Mara, it was a place we fondly referred to as “the promised land”.

Inyenyeri and Dalberg Form a New Partnership to Bring Clean Cookstoves to sub Saharan Africa

Inyenyeri, an organization devoted to bringing clean cookstoves to Rwanda, is working with Dalberg, a collection of impact-driven business, to improve access to clean cookstoves.

Opportunities abound in off-grid appliances market

There has been a significant growth in clean energy technology markets globally and regionally – mostly focusing on solar lanterns and solar home systems – that have benefited millions of electrified homes. However, only basic electrification services have been provided so far – typically this is enough power to charge a few phones and to power on two to four lights for four to six hours a day. This has been the case for solar solutions and also mini- and micro-grids.

Looking Beyond Off-Grid Energy to a Holistic Approach to Off-Grid Societies

Under the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, a thousand global leaders from the private and public sector who are helping to shape the continent’s future gathered in Durban this past week for The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. Discussions ranged from ending famine, to addressing the problems of apartheid in South Africa, and highlighting innovations that are transforming people’s lives across the continent.

New Report: Decentralised Renewable Energy is Important for Improving Access to Power, But Policy Gaps and Challenges Impede Growth

Governments globally realize the social and economic benefits of providing reliable and affordable power to their citizens and businesses. Over the past few years, many countries have announced ambitious electrification goals: India and Nigeria plan to reach universal electrification by 2019 and 2030 respectively.

Sonila Cook

Sonila leads Dalberg Advisors' Energy and Environment practice. Her work has included assisting the US government with a strategy for Haiti’s energy sector and assisting New York City with its engagement of consumers to combat climate change and improve environmental quality.

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Studying the Demand for Off-Grid Electricity in Kenya

We studied the demand for off-grid electricity - and investment costs and potential returns of the sector. The study was conducted in 20 remotely located sites across Kenya reaching 2,000 households, small businesses and institutions.

Designing a Mini Grid Partnership Facility in Myanmar

Currently 30% of Myanmar is electrified, with over 30 million people having no access to power. The government has set a goal of 100% electrification rate by 2030. To support the achievement of this goal and promote the growth of the mini-grid sector, we worked with The Rockefeller Foundation to develop a strategy for the creation of Myanmar's first Mini-Grid Programme Facility (MPF). The MPF aims to support the electrification of approximately 26,000 villages by 2030.