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What COVID-19 means for Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria’s economy is still in recovery from the last recession, and the pandemic will present new challenges on top of those the nation is already experiencing. But hope exists, too —in places that might not be obvious at the outset.

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Why supporting minority-led businesses is key to New York City’s recovery

The loss of these businesses will not only shatter the livelihoods of their owners but also the livelihoods of the countless, disproportionately minority, New Yorkers they employ. These businesses are an integral part of the social and cultural fabric of the communities they anchor. Examining the impact of Covid-19 on minority-owned small businesses reveals important lessons for policymakers and businesses alike.

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What does philanthropic leadership look like in a time of crisis? Heads of the world’s leading foundations share what needs to be done

The heads of the world’s pre-eminent foundations came together in a webinar hosted by Dalberg and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The topic: Philanthropic Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis. Watch the highlights video, and see the three key lessons that emerged.

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Using cellphone data to map the spread of infection in Belgium

Dalberg is creating partnerships with a number of government and philanthropy partners aimed at enhancing on-the-ground responsiveness to COVID-19. In Belgium, we have brought together our advisory, design, and big-data expertise to sharpen the government’s quarantine and capacity-management capabilities by mapping out cell network data. Dalberg is creating predictive models and engaging telco partners in service of slowing the rate of transmission.

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Dalberg’s climate commitment: a practical step towards a better climate future

Dalberg, a leading social impact advisory group, announced a ramping up of its Climate Commitment today, sharing the steps it is taking to reduce carbon emissions and counter the environmental damage of plastics.

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New study by Dalberg identifies opportunities for climate philanthropy in Africa

While the world navigates a path towards reduced emissions and a goal of net-zero emissions by mid-century, Africa is facing an emissions challenge. By 2050 emissions across the continent are projected to more than double, suggesting that climate change mitigation will become increasingly necessary. Of concern is that despite these projections, Africa currently receives less…

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Not the first virus, not the first crisis: how Emergency Operations Centers can help

During a crisis, Emergency Operations Centers help save lives and minimize socioeconomic losses. Dalberg worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic to establish EOCs. This is what we learned.

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Calling all business heroes: Dalberg partners with the Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative to support entrepreneurship in Africa

As an anchor partner for ANPI’s Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, Dalberg will help companies take on new skills and build resilience during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Five insights on DFI leadership in the COVID-19 crisis

From providing finance to catalyzing future investment in the places where it is needed most, DFIs have a key role to play in the crisis, both now and in the future. Dalberg went deeper into DFIs’ role in the pandemic on an April 9, 2020 webinar that brought together leaders of five DFIs to discuss their responses to the crisis and likely focus areas moving forward.

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Plastics pollution in the Mediterranean: Why a lifecycle approach can help shift the tide

Dalberg co-authored a 2019 report on plastics pollution, ‘Stop the Flood of Plastic: How Mediterranean countries can save their sea’. In addition to sharing the scope of the challenge, we detailed the root causes of the issue, highlighting the policy interventions needed across the plastics value chain.

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