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Providing Access to Safe Surgery for Millions Around the World

In 2015, the GE Foundation contributed $25 million to put safe surgery on the global health agenda. Working in partnership wtih Dalberg and other collaborators, hundreds of facilities and thousands of health workers benefitted from the groundbreaking initiative that spanned across five years.

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Safe Hands: Launching a Multi-Stakeholder Coalition for Crisis Response

As Covid-19 hit Africa in March 2020, a solution was required to enable people to continue working safely — without jeopardizing their health or infecting others. That solution evolved into Safe Hands, a mission-driven alliance of African companies and community-based organizations focused on providing a first line of defense against the virus.

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Charting a Path for Equitable Vaccine Distribution

Once a vaccine is available, who will get it first, and how will distribution take place? A new collaboration is launched to support the equitable delivery of Covid-19 vaccines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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The Role of African Philanthropy in Responding to Covid-19

A new report from Dalberg Advisors and the African Philanthropy Forum sheds light on how philanthropy in Africa is changing in response to Covid-19 and what steps are needed to drive a more effective response.  Philanthropists focused on Africa have stepped up their support for the people and communities most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic…

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Inclusivity and the circular economy: leaders convene at the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) to discuss Africa’s post-Covid recovery

More than 5,000 business leaders, policymakers, and experts explored ways to bring about more sustainable consumption and production at WCEF Online.

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Mobilizing capital for East Africa’s under-financed agricultural SMEs

Aceli Africa will mobilize $700M in lending through aligning capital supply and demand.

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Intersectionality in Organizations: Why ‘Bringing Your Whole Self to Work’ is Not Sufficient

Intersecting experiences of oppression must be considered in evaluating companies’ internal diversity and inclusion efforts and external interactions.

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Debt-for-Nature Swaps: a possible solution to a “green and just recovery” from Covid-19

As the Covid-19 crisis deepens funding gaps for environmental projects, Dalberg sees that debt-for-nature swaps may provide new avenues for financing—and a ‘win-win’ opportunity for developing countries to trade debt for investment in the environment.

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Shifting practices, sharing power? How the US philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 crises

A new survey and report from Dalberg Advisors, Philanthropy California, and the Council on Foundations outlines the critical next steps and fundamental shifts respondents raised as necessary to build an equitable future. From an unprecedented global pandemic and associated economic crisis, to the unjust murders and treatment of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the…

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Global South countries have enacted a variety of lockdown measures, different from those in the Global North and from each other

Despite suggestions to the contrary, Global South countries have not replicated the measures of Global North countries in response to the COVID-19 crisis. A wide variety of country-by-country measures exist, suggesting that Global South countries have accounted for their distinctive economic, social and political situations in implementing lockdowns and social distancing measures.

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