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The Role of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives in Promoting the Resilience of Smallholder Agriculture to Climate Change in Africa
This study asks: What is the role of MSIs today, in building stronger smallholder farmer resilience to climate change impacts in Africa?
Meeting People Where They Are - Underemployed Youth
Of the 420 million youth aged 15 to 35 in Africa today, the majority are unemployed, discouraged, or marginally employed in informal sector, where jobs are typically less stable and have lower earnings potential.
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Meeting People Where They Are - Expecting Mothers
Expecting mothers struggle with access to quality information and care for their newborns. This contributes to a high number of infant deaths worldwide - as many as 2.8 million in 2013 - within the first 28 days of life. 
[Podcast] Discussion on Entrepreneurship
Dalberg celebrates a decade in Africa
Dalberg Data Insights is a 2017 WSIS Prize Champion
Dalberg Data Insights was honored for a mobile data analytics project.
Accelerating Affordable Smartphone Ownership in Emerging Markets
This report by GSMA and Dalberg explores how to improve smartphone affordability.
Iftar dinner
Dalberg Hosts a Private Sector Week in Dar es Salaam Culminating in an Iftar Dinner for 150+ Business Leaders
As part of a Private Sector Week organized by the Dar es Salaam office, Dalberg, The Africa List and the CEO Roundtable hosted an Iftar dinner to celebrate Dalberg’s 10 years in Africa.
Jeff Bezos
“Day 1” Philanthropy Done Right – An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos
On June 15, 2017, Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, posted on Twitter a “request for ideas” for philanthropy. Rachna Saxena responds to his call for advice.
Safe Surgery - A Hope for Many Mothers
With the maternal mortality ratio in Tanzania currently standing at 556 per 100,000 births, Tanzania's Ministry of Health partnered with Safe Surgery 2020 to improve surgery outcomes by developing and implementing a National Surgical Obstetric and Anaesthesia Plan.
Looking to the Past to Help Shape the Future of Work
Previous periods of mass disruption and displacement could provide insight for how the future of employment will shape up.