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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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How Digital Financial Advisory Tools Can Help Lower Income Americans Retire

In the United States, 56 million adults aged 50 years and over live on low-to-moderate income — many are anxious about making ends meet in old age. Financial advice is tailored to higher income earners in the position to fully retire, but the reality is different for this underserved group of Americans.

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The Opportunity to Improve MSME Support in Honduras

Strengthening business support centers in Honduras that cater to MSMEs could help improve the economy and livelihoods of Hondurans. Lessons learned throughout this process may provide best practices for similar centers in other countries in Latin America.

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Leveraging Covid-19 Investments to Strengthen Health Systems in Africa

A new report by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and Dalberg identifies six pragmatic actions that governments in Africa can take to build on the emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic to strengthen their health systems over the long term.

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E-Buses Are Accelerating E-Mobility in Latin America

Latin America’s biggest cities are tackling climate and mobility by investing in e-buses with the support of key stakeholders including government, manufacturers, financiers, and operators. Dalberg Partner, Fabiola Salman, and Associate Partner, Sylvia Warren, present market drivers, new business models, and the enablers needed to boost investment.

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It’s About Time: Private Investment in US Care Infrastructure

The Covid pandemic spotlighted the longstanding need for stronger care infrastructure in the United States. In this article, Dalberg’s Rachna Saxena and Shruthi Jayaram make the case that without sufficient investment in safe and affordable care services and products, the economy cannot build back after the pandemic.

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An Update on our Commitment to the United Nations Global Compact

Dalberg is a proud supporter of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. In this annual report, we share an update on our progress in implementing these principles.

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