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Will Real-Time Data Sourcing Change the Future of SDGs?
With 17 goals, 169 sub-indicators and over 193 countries signing on to the SDGs, collecting consistent real-time data is critical.
International Women's Day
Dalberg Celebrates International Women's Day
This International Women's Day Rachna Saxena looked at the opportunities in gender lens investing, we examined women's time poverty and what to do about it, and our staff around the world celebrated #IWD2018.
Time Poverty: Why it Matters and What To Do About it
Globally, women and girls do the vast majority of caregiving and domestic work in the home. These heavy and disproportional responsibilities result in time poverty. We must act now to tackle the time poverty burden and transform our societies.
Privacy in Financial Services
Dalberg recently brought together an eclectic group of fintechs, catalytic funders, banks, policy makers, investors and foundations to discuss ‘Privacy in Financial Services’, in collaboration with CGAP and Dvara Research.
Dalberg Expands its Media Business to Amplify and Influence the Global Development Agenda
Dalberg is expanding its media capabilities and has acquired London-based Impact Squared, a movement-building consultancy.
Slippery Slopes: Protecting Pirin from Unsustainable Ski Expansion and Logging
A WWF report by Dalberg shows Pirin National Park, one of Europe’s most important biodiversity hotspots, has suffered irreparable damage from the construction and expansion of Bansko ski resort.
Big Pools, Bigger Splashes: How Corporate Social Responsibility Funds in India can Maximize Impact and Efficiency
Corporate social responsibility spending in India is characterized by hundreds of small to mid-sized spenders whose impact could be increased if theme-based funds which aggregate spending were introduced.
Solar panels
The 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report Released
Latest Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report reveals USD 922 million has been raised since 2012, while an estimated 130 million products have been sold to date, reaching 360 million people with life-changing technology
Data privacy
Privacy on the Line
A multidisciplinary team from Dalberg, Future of Finance Initiative at Dvara Research and CGAP asks how do ordinary citizens of India think and act on their privacy and data protection?
The Curious Case of Myanmar: Can the Country Leapfrog to Digital Financial Inclusion?
Less than a quarter of Myanmar's population currently have bank accounts, and only two ATMs exist per 100,000 adults in the country. But there's huge potential for the country leapfrog to digital financial inclusion, as Varad Pande and Nipun Jasuja explain in Next Billion.