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A Group of Visionaries Turn a Dream into Reality
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the Women’s Investment Club Senegal over the past year, and look forward to expanding the initiative across Francophone West Africa. To date, 53 women have joined WIC Senegal, with a strong willingness to contribute to inclusive economic growth, and above all, to women’s empowerment.
Haiti cooking
A Simple, Painless Way Governments Can Help the Poor and the Environment
Traditional cookstoves are causing a quiet epidemic among the global poor. Trade ministers have the power to turn the tide of this health epidemic by lowering trade barriers to clean and improved cookstoves.
PPE
Why Human-Centered Design is Critical to Preparing for Global Health Epidemics
In exposing vulnerabilities and forcing frontline health workers to respond with little support or precedent, Ebola revealed opportunities for health innovation – that is, it showed us what we needed.
Multistakeholder Initiatives: Lessons From Agriculture
This paper advances our understanding of how and when to apply multistakeholder initiatives (MSIs) by drawing on an in-depth analysis of twelve MSIs.
WEF
New Report: Financing Sustainable City Cancer Treatment Infrastructure
A new report from Dalberg and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) explores how cities can finance sustainable cancer treatment infrastructure. The publication was released at Davos, the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, as part of the UICC’s City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative.
Behavioral model for financial health
Using human-centered design, Dalberg Design explored the financial behaviors of a diverse sample of people in Kenya and India in order to better understand how they pursued financial health.
health india
Ready, Set, Launch
A country-level launch planning guide for global health innovations
Small Merchants, Big Opportunity
This report intends to encourage dialogue and collaboration among global stakeholders to realize the potential to increase financial inclusion for, and through, micro and small merchants. It is also a call to action for financial service providers to bolster the merchant value proposition and provide small businesses with a suite of products designed to fit their needs.
Dakar Resilience Strategy
Dakar joins Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities.
Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom
Decimated from rampant poaching and merciless habitat destruction, the tiger population fell from over 100,000 at the start of the 20th century to just 3,200 in 2010. This rocky road is fast approaching a cliff edge.