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Adopting a Gender Lens to the IDH Smallholder Innovation Platform
Adopting a Gender Lens to the IDH Smallholder Innovation Platform
In partnership with IDH, Dalberg (i) developed a tool that provides a step-by-step guide to support IDH Smallholder Innovation Platform staff in incorporating a gender lens into service delivery model analysis and (ii) supported IDH staff to communicate the business case for incorporating a gender lens to service providers.
Providing Skilling and Employment for 50,000 Artisans, With a Focus on Women
Providing Skilling and Employment for 50,000 Artisans, With a Focus on Women
As part of the Government of Karnataka's mandate to identify opportunities for skilling and employment for 50,000 artisans with special focus on women and minority groups, Dalberg developed income and employment projections and conceptualized a Project Management Unit to benchmark and develop TORs, conduct due diligence and monitor projects for the same. 
Mainstreaming Gender Across the Investment Cycle in partnership with CDC
Mainstreaming Gender Across the Investment Cycle
Dalberg partnered with CDC to (i) review and refine the initial list of criteria that defines what an eligible investment is and (ii) provide recommendations on governance for the 2X Challenge.
New Public Data Set and Tool For Improving Financial Health in India Launched
New Public Data Set and Tool For Improving Financial Health in India Launched
Dalberg, in collaboration with The Centre for Social Behaviour Change at Ashoka University and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, launched a public data set and tool to enable better design for financial health in India.
It is unique in using a multi-method research approach including human-centered design, cognitive psychology, behavioral science, and large-scale survey-based methods together to understand consumers.
7 Design Principles to Create Financial Products for Low-income Consumers
7 Design Principles to Create Financial Products for Low-income Consumers
Design principles are guidelines that specify the end user experience for a product. The seven principles in this set are illustrated to help deliver a financial product that meets low-income consumers where they are, and where they want to be.
What else and what more, in the name of impact?
What else and what more, in the name of impact?
Letter from our Global Managing Partner, Yana Kakar
How Development Impact Bonds work, and when to use them
How Development Impact Bonds work, and when to use them
If you’re considering DIBs, we have developed a checklist that uses ten screening criteria to help you refine your program design—or else determine that another results-based financing mechanism may be more appropriate.
Gender Lens Investing Moving beyond a trend
Gender Lens Investing: Moving Beyond A Trend
Gender lens and gender smart investing has seen tremendous growth in the past several years – in the past year alone, the size of the public and private market has nearly doubled. There is clear investor interest in bringing a gender analysis into financial analysis. Yet despite this growth, some investors still question whether gender lens investing is simply the latest trend that will be set aside in the new year. 

State of Aadhaar
Dalberg to host State of Aadhaar Initiative 
We are excited to announce that Dalberg Advisors is hosting the State of Aadhaar initiative for 2019 and 2020. Sponsored by Omidyar Network, the initiative aims to increase the knowledge base around India’s digital ID, Aadhaar.  
Rwanda tourism and hospitality
Employment opportunities for youth in Rwanda
Dalberg and the Mastercard Foundation’s Hanga Ahazaza initiative are partnering on a project that aims to equip 30,000 youth with tourism and hospitality skills.