Impact Investing

We partner with a diverse range of investors and fund managers to maximize the financial and non-financial returns of their investments. We help our clients develop focused investment strategies, robust investment hypotheses, and theories of change. We bridge our client’s objectives with the reality of local contexts, by structuring appropriate instruments and helping to guide effective execution. Our services range from one-off transaction advisory, to ongoing impact investment advisory, to fund structuring to asset management.

Jesse Baver

Jesse is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s London office. His experience, primarily in Africa and with a special focus on development finance and agriculture, includes financial and economic analysis, fund structuring, business model development, and market entry strategies.

Big Pools, Bigger Splashes: How Corporate Social Responsibility Funds in India can Maximize Impact and Efficiency

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending is increasing in India, and is characterized by hundreds of small to mid-sized spenders

The 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.

How Building A Market For Toilet Loans Can Help Fix India’s Open Defecation Woes

About a third of all rural households in the country defecate in the open. It has long been assumed that low-income families in rural India do not want or cannot afford a household toilet. New research suggests that this is not true.

Kunal Walia

Kunal Walia is an Associate Partner in New Delhi. He brings over a decade of experience in management consulting and ICT working in India and other emerging markets in Asia. His has worked with stakeholders across the communications value chain including telcos, infrastructure providers, media companies, digital service providers and PE investors, helping them around strategy, feasibility, investment advisory.

Development Impact Bonds to be Used to Prevent Blindness in Cameroon

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan, a new way of funding health care in low and middle income countries, will be used to prevent blindness through the provision of as many as 18,000 cataract surgeries in Cameroon over the next five years, by bringing together public and private investors, health donors, and eye care delivery experts. 

Supporting FINCA Ecuador's Growth

We worked with FINCA Ecuador - a microfinance organization - to identify, evaluate and recommend effective strategies to remain competitive and expand its portfolio.

Establishing a Cassava Financing Facility

We established a cassava financing facility in Ghana, Nigeria and Mozambique to provide access to finance to processors in the cassava value chain. We identified a pipeline of primary processors to be invested and potential partners, and designed a financing facility.

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.