Strategy

Our world is rapidly changing. Geopolitical and economic balances are shifting and new multilateral and regional institutions are emerging. In this increasingly complex environment, formulating the right strategy is crucial. We support governments, multilateral organizations, corporations, NGOs, and foundations to design strategies that will maximize their scale, efficiency and impact, either at the organizational level or for specific programs and markets. Our experience spans public, private, and social sectors and includes the creation of: organizational strategies, investment strategies, new initiative designs and program implementation roadmaps.

Melanie Kahl

Melanie is a Creative Lead based in Dalberg Design’s New York Studio who helps organizations and communities innovate, grow, and change by design. At Dalberg Design, she leads integrated design and strategy projects on urban resilience, gender and sexual health, customer experience and service design, and organizational innovation. 

Dayoung Lee

Dayoung Lee is an Associate Partner based in Mumbai and a co-lead of the Education to Employment Practice. Her other focus areas include early childhood & youth development, gender, health, ICT and monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL). She enjoys working at the intersection of strategy and human-centred design and is excited about leveraging technology right to enhance and scale impact.

Kusi Hornberger

Kusi Hornberger is an Associate Partner in the Washington, DC office of Dalberg Advisors. Kusi co-lead’s Dalberg’s impact investing practice area and is particularly passionate about the use of innovative finance and technology to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Indian Americans Donate Time, but Could Donate More Financially

Indian Americans volunteer at nearly double the national average but give substantially less financially. This means the Indian American community is leaving significant social impact on the table as Indian Americans are among the highest earning groups in the US and have tremendous influence here and abroad. This is stated in the first Indiaspora-Dalberg Community Engagement Survey, which serves as a tool to understand the philanthropic behavior of the Indian American community at large.

Cleaning Up Cooking In Urban Kenya With LPG And Bio-ethanol

Today in Kenya, the majority continue to cook with dirty fuels - kerosene, charcoal, and firewood - which cause significant damage to health at a household level and the environment at large. In recent years, clean modern fuels, which significantly reduce these adverse health and environmental impacts, have become increasingly available and cost-competitive in Kenya. Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) penetration has increased rapidly over the past five years, especially in Nairobi.

African Development Bank appoints Yana Kakar to its Presidential Youth Advisory Group

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 16, 2018 – The African Development Bank has announced the appointment of Yana Kakar to the Presidential Youth Advisory Group, which provides insights and innovative solutions for creating jobs for Africa’s youth. 

The African Development Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy, which outlines the Group’s objectives, is the largest effort for youth employment in Africa today, and aims to create 25 million jobs and benefit 50 million youth over the next decade by equipping them with the right skills to get decent, meaningful jobs. 

New Dalberg Study Shows Social, Economic and Environmental Viability of Scaling Ethanol Cooking Fuel in Kenya

Dalberg Advisors has today announced the principal findings of a triple-bottom-line study on scaling clean ethanol cooking fuel in Kenya, including a comparative analysis with Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). These findings have been released to coincide with the Sustainable Energy for All Forum taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 2-3 May.

Dalberg’s principal findings include:

* The majority of Kenyans cook with unhealthy and environmentally-destructive fuels such as charcoal and kerosene;

[Podcast] Gaurav Gupta on UNLEASH, What Makes An Effective Social Enterprise, and Much More

Sustainable development is the term for the dual imperative—economic growth and environmental sustainability. But often there is confusion over the business case for going green. Gaurav Gupta, the Regional Director of Dalberg Advisors, works collaboratively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth. He is also the Director of Unleash, a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to disrupt conventional solutions and create a better and more sustainable world.

Malavika Jain Bambawale

Malavika is a Partner out of Dalberg’s Singapore office. Her experience includes projects in clean energy, smart cities, sustainable agriculture, and climate change and low carbon infrastructure development.

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.