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The impact of Covid-19 on governance, peace and security in the Horn of Africa

Covid-19 has had a moderate impact on the region to date—but stability is at risk if political reforms stall, or people lose livelihoods. The African Union (AU) and UNDP have published a report, drafted by Dalberg, titled “The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the governance, peace and security in the Horn of Africa countries”…

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Insuring India’s poor through this pandemic—it’s time for Citizens to pick up the mantle

With the recent announcement of free rations for 800 million Indians until November, the Indian Prime Minister took an important step in ensuring a basic level of food support for families that are struggling to make ends meet as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds. However, data clearly shows that much more needs to be done to safeguard vulnerable families through a health crisis that has become an economic catastrophe as well.

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Acting quickly and reflecting deeply: building a more sustainable way forward from the Covid-19 pandemic

The next phase of the pandemic requires both a bias toward action and bias toward reflection. Our rapid response to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis must be complemented by periods of inward reflection. In this time, we are called on to both sprint ahead and consider the paths that brought us here.  Around…

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Is Covid-19 Africa’s gender pandemic?

From New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Covid-19 has been shining a light on women and paving the way for new thinking in global leadership. But, in Africa, has it been so? This Forbes Africa article looks at the gender lens of the pandemic. A July 2020 article in Forbes…

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Minimizing the impact of the pandemic on India’s most vulnerable populations

During a crisis, the emphasis needs to be on including those who really deserve the help rather than making sure the wrong people are kept out.

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Data against Covid-19: bridging access to critical information

Public health and government leaders are pressed to make unprecedented decisions at every turn in the fight against Covid-19. Yet informed decisions require access to the right data—which is often not available. A new toolkit from Dalberg Data Insights helps optimize existing data to aid leaders in making truly informed decisions.

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Philanthropy in the era of Covid-19

Covid-19 is catalyzing a transformational wave of change across the philanthropic sector around the globe. A new Dalberg study presents early insights on the effects of the crisis on foundations, and the impacts their present-day response will have on the future.

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A ‘big bet’ on irrigation for Kenya’s smallholder farmers

Smart solar irrigation helps farmers increase yields, resilience and income in the face of the dual challenges of locust infestation and Covid-19

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Covid-19: mitigating the risk of future pandemics by changing our relationship with the natural world

Dalberg has co-authored a report with the WWF “Covid-19: Urgent Call to Protect People and Nature” that details the root causes of the Covid-19 crisis and points to a turning point where the relationship with the natural world must be healed if the risk of future pandemics is to be mitigated.

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Galvanizing Kenya’s private sector to combat a global pandemic together

Through Safe Hands Kenya, all Kenyans will have access to essential sanitation supplies, plus access to consumer education campaigns aimed at driving adoption.

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