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Kenya’s Digital Economy: A People’s Perspective

A Dalberg study — conducted in partnership with Omidyar Network — looks into how people in Kenya experience and use digital devices and services offers insights for stakeholders seeking to advance and deepen digital engagement for all Kenyans.

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None Until All Are Free: LGBTQ+ Rights Through an Intersectional Lens

While there has been major progress in certain areas of the LGBTQ+ movement, the same Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) communities that paved the way for Pride and LGBTQ+ rights continue to face systemic oppression and violence at an alarming rate today.

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Expanding access to finance for urban female retail traders in Kenya

A new study by FSD Kenya and Dalberg provides recommendations for financial service providers and policymakers on how to design more inclusive financial services for female retail traders in Kenya.

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Making Mobile Money More Inclusive: The Potential Impact of Africanenda on the Mobile Payments Ecosystem in Africa

Usage of mobile money has exploded across Africa during the Covid-19 crisis. At first blush, this is good news given that the past decade has shown that providing access to mobile money accounts is one of the most impactful ways of using financial inclusion to lift women and other marginalized groups out of poverty in…

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Paving the Way for African Leadership in Health Emergency Management

Public Health Emergency Operations Centers (PHEOCs) play a critical role in mitigating the most serious effects of Covid-19 and other health emergencies. Through a grant awarded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg has worked across five West African countries to help PHEOCs increase sub-regional coordination as well as prepare for future public health crises.

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Funding Agricultural Innovation for the Global South: Does it Promote Sustainable Agricultural Intensification?

What does the global agricultural innovation investment landscape look like? This study provides a global baseline for investments in agricultural innovation, looking at who is investing and how funds are being invested, including how much of this funding aims to promote the multiple economic, environmental, and social objectives of sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI).

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Immunization Programs In Africa: A New Path Forward

Two decades into a mission that has saved millions of lives by supporting immunization efforts in developing countries, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is carving a path for countries to sustainably finance and manage their own health programs in the medium- to long-term.

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Covid in India: Analyzing the Socio-Economic Impact and Efficacy of Early Government Relief Efforts

A survey of 47,000 low-income households across 15 states in India highlighted how entitlement schemes could adapt to families’ needs in a time of crisis, and helped inform what is needed for the path ahead. 

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The Opportunity to Reverse Devastating Biodiversity Loss through a Nature-Positive Economy

Earth’s biodiversity is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Its continued loss would be dire for humanity, but a new report published by the WWF in collaboration with Dalberg sets out deliberate choices that if acted on by governments, policy holders and societies at large, could reverse this trend and prevent disaster.

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Indexing Vulnerability: Developing a Custom Snapshot of COVID Risk in West Africa

Demography, access to healthcare, and movement all play a role in determining each country’s ability to navigate the pandemic. Dalberg Research’s Location Analytics (LOCAN) database and derived vulnerability index aid in ensuring that help is reaching the places it is needed most, and measures are designed to address the specific challenges that each nation faces.

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