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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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More than a Public Health Crisis: Air Pollution’s Impact on the Indian Economy

Air pollution costs Indian businesses about USD $95 billion every year, around 3% of India’s total GDP. To save lives and improve economic prospects, businesses and policymakers must become more active advocates for clean air by showing how much the economy and society stands to gain.

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The Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Women in India — And New Hope for Recovery Efforts

Supporting women’s recovery from the pandemic would be a wise investment for governments and could help mitigate the long term impact of the pandemic on future generations, a study by Dalberg suggests.

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Learning During Covid-19 School Closures: A Rapid Assessment

Schools across India were closed in mid-March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, impacting approximately 286 million students between the pre-primary and upper secondary school level. This is in addition to the more than six million children who were already out of school prior to the Covid-19 crisis. Dalberg worked with UNICEF to…

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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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A Forest Economy for the Future: Generating Social and Economic Dividends From More Sustainable, Circular Sources

Forests are both an economic and environmental lifeline. It is possible to both increase use of products derived from them, while at the same time protecting biodiversity and forest cover.

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Low-Wage Work, Low Quality Jobs: Understanding and Addressing Barriers to Job Quality for Low-Wage Workers

There are an estimated 53 million low wage workers in the US, a workforce that is disproportionately composed of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) workers. In addition to financial insecurity, these workers are less likely to have access to higher quality jobs and more vulnerable to economic shocks. A new report by Dalberg Advisors examines the barriers to job quality for low-wage workers in small and medium businesses and opportunities to address these challenges and support economic mobility.

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Strengthening Young People’s Involvement in Health Research

Young people’s views, knowledge and experience are crucial to health research — from which they are often excluded. In partnership with Wellcome Trust, Dalberg Advisors and Dalberg Design conducted a study that built a case for why young people’s involvement is critical to both research outcomes and community awareness of health-related challenges. 

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Scaling Impact Through Nonprofit Mergers and Acquisitions

For many NGOs, the pandemic has propelled new, creative ways of building partnerships and alliances with other organizations. Dalberg Associate Partner, Jeff Berger, and Senior Consultant, Noah Elbot suggest that the sector build on this momentum by looking to merger and acquisition planning as a key tool for scaling impact. 

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Pathways to a Renewable Energy Future in Africa

Africa’s carbon emissions are small relative to other regions today but are expected to contribute 18% of total emissions growth by 2050 under business-as-usual scenarios. Dalberg recently partnered with the UN High-Level Champions Team to identify potential pathways to achieve a future energy mix that would meet the targets specified in the Paris Agreement.

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