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The Energizing Finance Research Series: Taking the Pulse 2021

Sustainable Energy for All’s 2021 Energizing Finance study shows that, for the seventh consecutive year, the world is falling perilously short of the investment required to achieve energy access for all by 2030. Dalberg supported SEforALL with the Taking the Pulse 2021 report, focusing on the volume and type of finance enterprises need to deliver…

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Funding Agricultural Innovation for the Global South: Does it Promote Sustainable Agricultural Intensification?

What does the global agricultural innovation investment landscape look like? This study provides a global baseline for investments in agricultural innovation, looking at who is investing and how funds are being invested, including how much of this funding aims to promote the multiple economic, environmental, and social objectives of sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI).

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Immunization Programs In Africa: A New Path Forward

Two decades into a mission that has saved millions of lives by supporting immunization efforts in developing countries, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is carving a path for countries to sustainably finance and manage their own health programs in the medium- to long-term.

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Covid in India: Analyzing the Socio-Economic Impact and Efficacy of Early Government Relief Efforts

A survey of 47,000 low-income households across 15 states in India highlighted how entitlement schemes could adapt to families’ needs in a time of crisis, and helped inform what is needed for the path ahead. 

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The Opportunity to Reverse Devastating Biodiversity Loss through a Nature-Positive Economy

Earth’s biodiversity is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Its continued loss would be dire for humanity, but a new report published by the WWF in collaboration with Dalberg sets out deliberate choices that if acted on by governments, policy holders and societies at large, could reverse this trend and prevent disaster.

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Indexing Vulnerability: Developing a Custom Snapshot of COVID Risk in West Africa

Demography, access to healthcare, and movement all play a role in determining each country’s ability to navigate the pandemic. Dalberg Research’s Location Analytics (LOCAN) database and derived vulnerability index aid in ensuring that help is reaching the places it is needed most, and measures are designed to address the specific challenges that each nation faces.

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More than a Public Health Crisis: Air Pollution’s Impact on the Indian Economy

Air pollution costs Indian businesses about USD $95 billion every year, around 3% of India’s total GDP. To save lives and improve economic prospects, businesses and policymakers must become more active advocates for clean air by showing how much the economy and society stands to gain.

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The Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Women in India — And New Hope for Recovery Efforts

Supporting women’s recovery from the pandemic would be a wise investment for governments and could help mitigate the long term impact of the pandemic on future generations, a study by Dalberg suggests.

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Learning During Covid-19 School Closures: A Rapid Assessment

Schools across India were closed in mid-March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, impacting approximately 286 million students between the pre-primary and upper secondary school level. This is in addition to the more than six million children who were already out of school prior to the Covid-19 crisis. Dalberg worked with UNICEF to…

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A Forest Economy for the Future: Generating Social and Economic Dividends From More Sustainable, Circular Sources

Forests are both an economic and environmental lifeline. It is possible to both increase use of products derived from them, while at the same time protecting biodiversity and forest cover.

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