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Lessons in Entrepreneurship, From Two of Africa’s Most Successful Business Leaders

James Mwangi and Ashish Thakkar explain that the only way we’ll create hundreds of thousands of jobs is by placing big bets on small businesses.

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The trials, restrictions, and costs of traveling in Africa if you’re an African

As the AfDB releases its new Africa Visa Openness Report, Dalberg’s Ciku Kimeria writes for Quartz Africa about her experiences as a Kenyan attempting to travel as a tourist in West Africa.

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The Innovation Guide for Funders

Dalberg Design collaborated with the Rockefeller Foundation to design an online platform to support funders in the process of evaluating innovation methods and managing an innovation portfolio.

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Job creation and youth employment in Nigeria

Dalberg prepared a report on youth employment for the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria, outlining a strategic framework and implementation plan for the long-term transformation of the Nigerian economy.

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Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

A commercially-oriented investment platform where women can learn from one another, the Senegal Women’s Investment Club is the first initiative in West Africa to mobilize exclusively female investment into a broad portfolio that over time will bridge the gender finance gap by supporting women-led businesses.

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Strategic framework and implementation plan for job creation and youth employment in Nigeria

We worked with the Nigerian government to develop a cluster-based job creation strategy and implementation plan to address the unemployment crisis that affects up to 12 million youth in the country.

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Customer experience playbook

Dalberg collaborated with CGAP and Janalakshmi Financial Services in India to develop a customer experience playbook, detailing different stages of embedding customer centricity within an organization

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Youth jobs 2.0: five ways to harness digital technology to curb youth unemployment

A mix of regulation, investment and school integration can foster new technological solutions to the youth unemployment crisis.

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Learning from Clients: Human-Centered Design Tools

In this article Ravi Chhatpar reflects on the farmer persona human-centered design exercise at the Cape Town Learning from Rural Clients workshop in November 2015, and provides a mini treasure trove of HCD tools and resources, from personas and journeys to ideation and prototyping.

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The state of the off-grid appliance market

Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global LEAP, CLASP, and Dalberg developed this report to deepen understanding of the burgeoning off-grid appliance market and explore areas for future opportunity.

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