Our Ideas

Innovation
The Innovation Guide for Funders
Dalberg Design collaborated with the Rockefeller Foundation to design an online platform to support funders in the process of evaluating innovation methods and managing an innovation portfolio.
Job Creation and Youth Employment in Kenya
Dalberg prepared this report for the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria, outlining a strategic framework and implementation plan for long-term transformation of the Nigerian economy.
Senegalese Entrepreneur
Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment
A commercially-oriented investment platform where women can learn from one another, the Senegal Women’s Investment Club is the first initiative in West Africa to mobilize exclusively female investment into a broad portfolio that over time will bridge the gender finance gap by supporting women-led businesses.
Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan for Job Creation and Youth Employment in Nigeria
We worked with the Nigerian government to develop a cluster-based job creation strategy and implementation plan to address the unemployment crisis that affects 5-12 million youth in the country. The plan covers four sectors: agriculture-related, construction, ICT and digital, and wholesale and retail trade industries.
Playbook
Customer Experience Playbook
Dalberg collaborated with CGAP and Janalakshmi Financial Services in India to develop the Customer Experience Playbook.
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Youth Jobs 2.0: Five Powerful Ways to Harness Digital Technology to Curb Youth Unemployment
A mix of regulation, investment and school integration can foster new technological solutions to the youth unemployment crisis.
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Learning from Clients: Human-Centered Design Tools
In this article Ravi Chhatpar reflects on the farmer persona human-centered design exercise at the Cape Town Learning from Rural Clients workshop in November 2015, and provides a mini treasure trove of HCD tools and resources, from personas and journeys to ideation and prototyping.
The State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market
Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global LEAP, CLASP, and Dalberg developed this report to deepen understanding of the burgeoning off-grid appliance market and explore areas for future opportunity.
Launch of Convergence: The World’s First Blended Finance Platform
Convergence helps public and private investors find and connect with each other for blended finance investments in emerging and frontier markets.
Learning Brief 1: The business case for digitally-enabled smallholder finance
This 16-page brief looks at where and how innovations in digital technology promise to enable financial service providers (FSPs) to serve smallholders at scale.