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When it comes to blended finance, Canada leads by example

Blended investments, when executed with care and intent, can create jobs and promote social and environmental leadership in local economies.

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The Landscape for Impact Investing in South Asia: a new report by Dalberg and the GIIN

Until now, the scope of the impact investing sector in South Asian countries has not been well defined beyond India. A new report from Dalberg and GIIN analyzes the current state of the market to identify opportunities for deploying impact capital and growing the industry.

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Great Barrier Reef under threat from planned port expansions to export fossil fuels

Dalberg report on impacts of industrialization sparks campaign to protect this Natural Heritage Site.

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The Rapidly Disappearing Business of Design

In this opinion piece on Wired, Robert Fabricant makes the case for a healthy, independent design practice to tackle broader social issues that do not fit within a single corporate mandate.

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When Will Design Get Serious About Impact?

To achieve sustained impact, designers should strive to shift the fundamental dynamics of development.

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Direct-to-farmer finance: business models for serving the hardest-to-reach smallholders

An estimated 90 percent of smallholder farmers lack strong, consistent relationships with buyers.

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Direct to Farmer Finance Innovation Playbook

Dalberg Design led a collaborative research, design and ideation process to explore innovative models for direct-to-farmer finance providers to better serve smallholder farmers.

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The Ethics of Innovation

An ethical framework can bridge the worlds of startup technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.

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Transforming secondary education in Nigeria

The Ford Foundation and Dalberg analyze the vocational education landscape in Nigeria and identify issues to address, including underlying challenges around policy planning.

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What makes a “world-class” city ?

Planners must shift their attention to the informal economy that is the invisible engine of true urban greatness.

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