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Launch of Convergence, the world’s first blended finance platform

The global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. Over two billion people worldwide lack access to reliable electricity. Renewable energy technologies, especially solar, are helping bridge this gap.

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The business case for digitally-enabled smallholder finance

This 16-page brief looks at where and how innovations in digital technology promise to enable financial service providers to serve smallholders at scale.

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Protecting tigers from Asia’s infrastructure development boom

Tiger landscapes are major contributors to socio-economic development.

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Human-Centered Design: The Design Ecosystem

Dalberg Design offers a comprehensive framework for strengthening the design ecosystem, identifying key market failures and opportunities to align capacity building with market needs.

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Human-Centered Design: The Design Process

Human centered design provides a robust framework for integrating user needs throughout the program design and implementation process.

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The landscape for impact investing in West Africa

The Global Impact Investing Network, in partnership with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, published The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa, a state of the market analysis of the impact investing industry in the region.

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Mobilizing Banking For Indonesia’s Poor

In this article published in MIT Innovations journal, Michael Mori and Trevor Zimmer assess the demand for mobile financial services and branchless banking among poor Indonesians and suggests how businesses should design and market financial products to incentivize adoption

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Fishermen First: Protecting the People Behind What We Eat

In this post on The Huffington Post, Robert Fabricant and John B. Thomas discuss the violations of human rights inherent to the fishing industry today, and offer some promising ideas to create a more sustainable food system and improve the lives of fisherfolk.

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What if global development was funded by developing countries’ money ?

Increasing bank deposits and investing pension funds differently could reduce developing countries’ reliance on international donors.

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Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet

This groundbreaking report, based on user research that we conducted in Kenya, India and Indonesia, analyzes the challenges women face when accessing mobile internet.

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