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Tracking the crisis response in developing nations

A new Dalberg database spotlights the policies and measures governments are taking to control the spread of the pandemic and manage its impacts.

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Five myths about impact bonds

With impact bonds gaining traction as a means of financing, there are many misconceptions and myths around them in the sector. Here are the truths that dispel those myths.

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The Power of the Collective: Dalberg & the Launch of India’s Climate Collaborative

As the adage goes, alone we can do so little, but together we can do more.  The catastrophic physical hazards and socioeconomic impact of climate change in India has previously been addressed by numerous individual initiatives, but the efforts have been fragmented—until now.  More than 40 different organizations, including Tata, Mahindra, and Godrej, have joined…

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Tanzania’s sunflower sector is paving the way for future industrialization and sustainable growth

Tanzania has the opportunity to strengthen a sector that can improve the livelihoods of millions of families, while improving domestic food security. Thanks to innovative shifts in country-level policy and a new framework for industrialization, Tanzania may soon become more self-reliant in the production of cooking oil and serve as a model for industrialization for…

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What Covid-19 means for Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria’s economy is still in recovery from the last recession, and the pandemic will present new challenges on top of those the nation is already experiencing. But hope exists, too —in places that might not be obvious at the outset.

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Why supporting minority-led businesses is key to New York City’s recovery

The loss of these businesses will not only shatter the livelihoods of their owners but also the livelihoods of the countless, disproportionately minority, New Yorkers they employ. These businesses are an integral part of the social and cultural fabric of the communities they anchor. Examining the impact of Covid-19 on minority-owned small businesses reveals important lessons for policymakers and businesses alike.

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What does philanthropic leadership look like in a time of crisis? Heads of the world’s leading foundations share what needs to be done

The heads of the world’s pre-eminent foundations came together in a webinar hosted by Dalberg and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The topic: Philanthropic Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis. Watch the highlights video, and see the three key lessons that emerged.

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Using cellphone data to map the spread of infection in Belgium

Dalberg is creating partnerships with a number of government and philanthropy partners aimed at enhancing on-the-ground responsiveness to COVID-19. In Belgium, we have brought together our advisory, design, and big-data expertise to sharpen the government’s quarantine and capacity-management capabilities by mapping out cell network data. Dalberg is creating predictive models and engaging telco partners in service of slowing the rate of transmission.

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Dalberg’s climate commitment: a practical step towards a better climate future

Dalberg, a leading social impact advisory group, announced a ramping up of its Climate Commitment today, sharing the steps it is taking to reduce carbon emissions and counter the environmental damage of plastics.

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New study by Dalberg identifies opportunities for climate philanthropy in Africa

While the world navigates a path towards reduced emissions and a goal of net-zero emissions by mid-century, Africa is facing an emissions challenge. By 2050 emissions across the continent are projected to more than double, suggesting that climate change mitigation will become increasingly necessary. Of concern is that despite these projections, Africa currently receives less…

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