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Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery Will Happen — But Will We Make it Equitable?
Post Covid-19 economic recovery will happen — but will we make it equitable?
Through analysis and conversations, we at Dalberg have been tracking the trajectory of what recovery could look like in the U.S. We've found that addressing the unique needs of minority-owned small businesses is needed for federal, state, and local support to be effective. Learn more in a new whitepaper.
The U.S. Care Economy in Crisis
The U.S. Care Economy in Crisis
Caregivers are some of the most economically exposed workers inside the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for what’s being done in the U.S. today – and how we can recognize the vital role these workers play in the economy, both now and in the future.
Leadership in the time of a pandemic
Leadership in the time of a pandemic
The rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic offers leaders around the world an extraordinary opportunity to lead differently: leading with empathy and compassion. Edwin Macharia, Global Managing Partner at Dalberg Advisors, explains.
Coronavirus in Nigeria
Man no die, man no rotten: coronavirus against our Nigerianess
It goes without saying that the immediate impacts of coronavirus are likely to have a more significant impact on communities that cannot practice social distancing and hygiene measures. In Nigeria, this includes hundreds of thousands of households in both rural areas and urban centers. Dalberg's Nneka Eze shares more in an Op-Ed for Business Day, calling for decisive action and collective responsibility to prevent some of the worst outcomes of the COVID-19 challenge.
How development finance leaders can help emerging-market economies survive the COVID-19 crisis
How development finance leaders can help emerging-market economies survive the COVID-19 crisis
While it is impossible to know the full economic consequences of the public health and economic crisis we face, we do know that governments are beginning to take needed corrective actions to avert devastation from the approaching economic tsunami and its potential lasting impacts on all our lives. 
Developing the Nigeria National Integrated Pneumonia Control Strategy and Implementation
Developing the Nigeria National Integrated Pneumonia Control Strategy and Implementation
Dalberg and members of the Every Breath Counts Coalition join together with government, communities, and private and public healthcare organizations to develop Nigeria’s first-ever integrated pneumonia control strategy, in support of “survive and thrive” child health efforts.
Assessing Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria
Assessing Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and EFInA engaged Dalberg to support its nation-wide research on women’s financial inclusion and outline steps needed to increase this inclusion.
Closing the Gaps: Finance Pathways for Serving the Missing Middles
Closing the Gaps: Finance Pathways for Serving the Missing Middles
A Dalberg-authored report for The Collaborative for Frontier Finance shares a set of approaches aimed at filling the financing gap for Small and Growing Businesses
Impact and Ikigai: A conversation with Yana Kakar, Dalberg’s outgoing Global Managing Partner
Impact and Ikigai: A conversation with Yana Kakar, Dalberg’s outgoing Global Managing Partner
As Yana’s final year as Global Managing Partner draws to a close, the firm’s newest Partner and global lead on diversity and inclusion, Afua Sarkodie, helps ring in Dalberg’s next chapter by reflecting on Yana’s stewardship and hopes for the firm’s future. As one of Yana's longtime collaborators, Afua has had first-hand experience with the mentorship and vision that have helped define Yana’s tenure.
Edwin Macharia+Yana Kakar
Dalberg Advisors Elects Edwin Macharia as Global Managing Partner
Edwin will succeed Yana Kakar who was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2016, serving the maximum of two terms.