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A conversation with Dalberg Design co-founders Robert Fabricant and Ravi Chhatpar.
Better together: how design thinking can deepen social impact
A conversation with Dalberg Design co-founders Robert Fabricant and Ravi Chhatpar.
Dalberg Media
Dalberg Media
We are a mission-driven media consultancy aiming to increase awareness and mobilize partners and resources to the global development agenda.
Mass Entrepreneurship as a driver for mass employment
Mass Entrepreneurship as a driver for mass employment
On 25 May 2019, an Op-Ed from Madji Sock, Dalberg’s Global Operations Partner, appeared in Jeune Afrique. The story focuses on job creation in Africa and the potential for ‘mass entrepreneurship’ – or the millions of ordinary, local businesses with the potential to create jobs at scale. The article originally appeared in French, and the English-translated version can be found here.
Design Principles to Narrow The Digital Gender Gap
Design Principles to Narrow The Digital Gender Gap
There will be an expected 480 million smartphone women users in India by 2030, and the time to start designing digital solutions for them is now. To help address women’s specific digital needs, Dalberg’s Mumbai office hosted 'Smartphone Solutions that Work For Her', a three-day lab that culminated in an open workshop in April 2019.
Applying A Gender Lens To Water and Sanitation
Applying a gender lens to water and sanitation
This year, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing how we strive to apply a gender lens to every Dalberg project. Here is how we are applying it to our water and sanitation health practice area.
Understanding Industry Workers, and Solutions for India’s Challenges
Understanding Indian sanitation workers, and finding solutions for their challenges
Dalberg’s five-part series in The Wire explores the situation of sanitation workers in India; their different personas, the challenges they face, and the techno-social-financial-policy solutions that are essential to overcoming those challenges.
Dalberg Media Supported Messaging and Communications On The Report ‘A World of Opportunities for Danish Business’
A World of Opportunities for Danish Businesses
Dalberg Media supported messaging, communications and the launch of the report ‘A World of Opportunities for Danish Businesses’.
UNLEASH: Dalberg Media looks forward to supporting UNLEASH 2019 in Shenzhen, China 
UNLEASH: a global innovation lab for the Sustainable Development Goals
Dalberg Media looks forward to supporting UNLEASH 2019 in Shenzhen, China. UNLEASH is a global initiative envisioning to build the world’s leading platform for novel and scalable solutions to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year, leading up to 2030, 1,000 handpicked talents will come together for a 10 immersive days of co-creation, with the goal of developing smart, implementable and scalable solutions to the SDGs.
Sustainable Now: A festival for the SDGs
Sustainable Now: A Festival for the SDGs
Dalberg Media works with the association Sustainable Now to build public-facing festivals focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in cooperation with local municipalities in Denmark. Sustainable Now puts the SDGs on the agenda in municipalities to increase citizens' knowledge and commitment to the sustainable transition towards 2030.
Adopting A Gender Lens Across Our Work
Adopting a gender lens across all our work
Dalberg is increasingly striving to adopt a gender lens across all of our project work. In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, we share three recent project spotlights from across our portfolio of work, where adopting a gender lens has allowed us to drive value for our clients and deepen the impact of our engagements.

The outputs of these projects include: a guide on gender-sensitive service provision to smallholder farmers, a platform to increase employment opportunities for women in the creative industries, and a set of investment criteria that G7 development finance institutions can use to mobilize gender lens investing commitments and define eligible investments.