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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.  
What are hidden data treasuries and how can they help development outcomes?
What are hidden data treasuries and how can they help development outcomes?
Our team built an exhaustive crop type and yield estimation map in Burkina Faso, using artificial intelligence and satellite images from the European Space Agency. But building the map would not have been possible without a data set that GIZ, the German government’s international development agency, had collected for one purpose on the ground some years before – and never looked at again. At Dalberg, we call this a “hidden data treasury” and it has huge potential to be used for good.
Youth NEET in Kenya: Understanding values, capabilities, and barriers towards achieving career and life goals
Youth NEET in Kenya: Understanding values, capabilities, and barriers towards achieving career and life goals
Dalberg’s report ‘Youth not in education, employment, and training in Kenya’, launched on October 16, 2019 in Nairobi.
USAID’s Investment Support Program (implemented by Dalberg Advisors) creates Primer on Catalyzing Agricultural Finance
USAID’s Investment Support Program (implemented by Dalberg Advisors) creates Primer on Catalyzing Agricultural Finance
Through the Primer on Catalyzing Agricultural Finance , USAID and Dalberg have come together to outline the tools that USAID can use to address agricultural finance gaps, with the ultimate aim of tackling market failures and mobilizing private sector finance. 
Cross-Sectoral Commitment from Four Leading Organizations to Achieve the Global Goals through a Gender Lens
Press release: Cross-Sectoral Commitment from Four Leading Organizations to Achieve the Global Goals through a Gender Lens
Acknowledging the world’s insufficient progress towards achieving the 2030 Global Goals and determined to accelerate our collective efforts, the leading global impact business Dalberg, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the Indian not-for-profit Educate Girls and the UN Agency UNICEF signed the Neutral is Not Enough pledge to place gender inclusion at the center of their organizations’ efforts. This pledge was signed at a jointly hosted event of the same name, which discussed how achieving any and all of the Global Goals demands a gender lens, and how we must start working differently.
It’s About Time: the case for valuing women and girls’ unpaid care work
It’s About Time: the case for valuing women and girls’ unpaid care work
Dalberg’s analysis of the global unpaid care work challenge.