Impact Investing

We partner with a diverse range of investors and fund managers to maximize the financial and non-financial returns of their investments. We help our clients develop focused investment strategies, robust investment hypotheses, and theories of change. We bridge our client’s objectives with the reality of local contexts, by structuring appropriate instruments and helping to guide effective execution. Our services range from one-off transaction advisory, to ongoing impact investment advisory, to fund structuring to asset management.

Supporting FINCA Ecuador's Growth

We worked with FINCA Ecuador - a microfinance organization - to identify, evaluate and recommend effective strategies to remain competitive and expand its portfolio.

Establishing a Cassava Financing Facility

We established a cassava financing facility in Ghana, Nigeria and Mozambique to provide access to finance to processors in the cassava value chain. We identified a pipeline of primary processors to be invested and potential partners, and designed a financing facility.

When it Comes to Blended Finance, Canada Leads by Example

We are on the cusp of a radical shift in how we finance solutions to the world’s most pressing global development challenges.

Here’s why: Official development assistance is now dwarfed by flows from private investors, philanthropists and private citizens. Savvy donor agencies are leveraging this rising tide of nongovernment funds to amplify the impact of their capital. These donor agencies are pioneering a field of finance called “blended finance” — the strategic use of public and philanthropic funds to mobilize private capital for development.

What if Global Development was Funded by Developing Countries' Money?

Making the world a better place – noble in theory, but expensive in practice and ambitious to sustain.

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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Launching the Senegal Women's Investment Club

We designed and launched a commercially-oriented investment platform where women can learn from one another. The Senegal Women’s Investment Club is the first initiative in the region to mobilize exclusively female investment into a broad portfolio that over time will bridge the gender finance gap by supporting women-led businesses. 

A Group of Visionaries Turn a Dream into Reality

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the Women’s Investment Club Senegal over the past year, and look forward to expanding the initiative across Francophone West Africa.

Who would have thought that a simple lunch meeting between businesswomen would lead to the launch of the Women’s Investment Club and boost the francophone West African financial sector?

When they met in March 2015, the founding members of Senegal’s Women’s Investment Club did not anticipate the impact this pioneering initiative for women would later have.

Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

Women-led investment has slowly taken off in recent years in developed economies – initiatives such as 37 Angels in the U.S. and UAE-based WOMENA are prime examples. However, in the developing world – where the financing gap is the largest – women-led investment is still an anomaly.

New Report: Financing Sustainable City Cancer Treatment Infrastructure

This blog draws on findings from a new report from Dalberg and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), ‘C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge – Financing Sustainable City Cancer Treatment Infrastructure’. The publication was released at Davos, the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, as part of the UICC’s City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative.

The threat of cancer has never been higher. Cancer now kills more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, and by 2025 most of its victims will be found outside of high-income countries.

The Landscape for Impact Investing in South Asia: Announcing the launch of a new report by Dalberg and the GIIN

Impact investing — investments that intentionally seek social and/or environmental impact alongside a financial return — holds significant potential to help meet base of the pyramid (BoP) needs in South Asia. But until now, the scope of the impact investing sector in South Asian countries has not been well defined beyond India.