Public Policy

 

Government policies play a crucial role in advancing – or impeding – economic well-being and human rights. Political decisions in the Global North around foreign aid amounts, trade policies, and environmental statutes reverberate around the world. Policymaking decisions in the developing world – from domestic resource mobilization through taxation to regulatory regimes governing the use of technology – can mean the difference between successful development programming and intractable barriers to impact. At Dalberg, we help clients seize political opportunities and confront constraints.

 



Daphnée Benayoun

Daphnée is an Associate Partner and heads Dalberg’s presence in Paris. She leads teams advising multilateral and bilateral organizations, governments, corporations and private investors on strategic planning, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and investment notably in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus in Africa.

GIIN - West Africa and South Asia Impact Investing market mapping

  • Dalberg created a database of impact investments in India,  segmented investors based on impact intent and measure impact, and co-authored a comprehensive landscape report detailing the key trends and challenges in the sector from the supply-side and demand-side, and in the ecosystem. 
  • The final report was disseminated by the GIIN and Dalberg at various international fora, and is being used as a public resource published on the GIIN website, directed towards financial institutions, impact enterprises, policy-makers, and the general public.

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. In this podcast with CSIS, Daniella Ballou-Aares explains that organizations across the world need to aggregate real-time measurable data across countries rather than limiting themselves with the sporadic data sources from the past in order to reach the SDGs. Welcome to a new dynamic data resourcing era.

Privacy in financial services

Dalberg recently hosted a workshop on ‘Privacy in Financial Services’ in collaboration with CGAP and Dvara Research. We brought together fintechs, catalytic funders, banks, policy makers, investors and foundations who collectively brainstormed ideas for how we might better protect consumer data and privacy. The Dalberg Mumbai team put together an interactive exhibit to give participants a taste of how we might better design consent and other privacy related matters.



Astou Dia

Astou is an Associate Partner and leads Dalberg’s presence in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She has over ten years of experience in strategy and management consulting in Europe and Africa. She has worked with private corporations, governments and donors in areas such as agriculture and food security, health, governance, youth employment, access to finance, women economic empowerment, economic and inclusive growth.

2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report released

A new report released today by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, Dalberg Advisors and GOGLA finds that the global off-grid solar industry has taken a leap in the past year to help developing countries reach their energy access goals. Dalberg estimates that, to date, the off-grid solar sector has provided improved electricity to as many as 360 million people.

The curious case of Myanmar: can the country leapfrog to digital financial inclusion?

A digitally savvy population. A rapidly growing economy. A leapfrogging mindset.

It may be hard to believe that these characteristics describe present-day Myanmar, a country that just five years ago faced economic stagnation. But as reforms have been brought into action, Myanmar’s fledgling journey of economic transformation has shown promise.

When it comes to blended finance, Canada leads by example

We are on the cusp of a radical shift in how we finance solutions to the world’s most pressing global development challenges.

Here’s why: Official development assistance is now dwarfed by flows from private investors, philanthropists and private citizens. Savvy donor agencies are leveraging this rising tide of nongovernment funds to amplify the impact of their capital. These donor agencies are pioneering a field of finance called “blended finance” — the strategic use of public and philanthropic funds to mobilize private capital for development.



Priti Rao

Priti Rao is the Asia Director for Dalberg Design. Her expertise lies in helping organisations become purpose-led, and build a culture of innovation to solve complex global challenges. She works closely with teams and clients to combine data with field insights and bring a human-centred focus to civic design, financial inclusion, technology, and policy challenges.