Conflict and Humanitarian Aid

In the midst of limited funding, higher expectations, and a protracted refugee crisis, successful humanitarian action is increasingly difficult. But smarter solutions are within reach – we can help humanitarian actors face these changing dynamics. Dalberg helps clients design effective strategies, establish new partnerships, identify innovative financing sources, and improve aid delivery for timely and effective humanitarian responses. We support a diverse range of humanitarian actors in becoming more flexible and in preparing to face the humanitarian scenarios of the future. Our expertise spans strategy design, product and service development, impact measurement, and advocacy.

Developing a Strategy for the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund

We worked with the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) to develop a full three-year strategy for the organization. The USD 50 million per year global fund has the potential to reach hundreds of thousands of people in communities that are the hardest to reach.

Enhancing the Resilience of Migrants

People migrate in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families. While there are common motivations that many migrants share, each person migrates for unique reasons and frequently only makes the decision to leave their home when staying is no longer a viable option. This global phenomenon has existed for centuries and been an important driver of global welfare.  It is not a crisis. Migrants create companies and jobs, promote development by sending remittances to the families who remained in their country of origin, and enrich the communities where they live.

Facilitating a Workshop on Post-War Recovery Process

We facilitated a visioning workshop for the President and Cabinet of a West African country, as part of their post-war recovery process. We presented case studies on post-conflict recovery in comparable African countries, highlighting potential challenges and trade-offs that the West African country could face as it rebuilt. 

A Rapid Information Brief on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

We produced a rapid information brief to evaluate current responses to the Syrian refugee crisis for The Rockefeller Foundation. We explored the potential role that innovative finance solutions could play in addressing the challenges of the refugee crisis, and what existing humanitarian and resilience building solutions could make a meaningful impact.

How Businesses Can Help Refugees And Why It’s A Good Investment

On World Refugee Day, We challenge companies to support refugees by tapping their core competencies -- we think doing so is good business. 

We are in a refugee crisis. There are 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons globally, more than any time since World War II. Many of these refugees have been forgotten along the knotty path from displacement to integration.

Smart Practices that Enhance the Resilience of Migrants

We supported the International Federation of the Red Cross to identify smart practices in service provision to migrants, outlining 59 smart practices and 13 operational enablers that address migrant needs and help enable effective operations.

Evaluating the Refugee Resettlement Process

In collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Resettlement Service, we undertook an end-to-end evaluation of existing resettlement processes. We developed targeted recommendations to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, integrity, quality, and refugee experience of the service.

Scott Strand

Based out of Dalberg’s San Francisco office, Scott is an Associate Partner and a member of Dalberg Advisors' ICT practice, specializing in applications of FinTech, ICT4Ag, and satellites in emerging markets. His overarching objective is to help multinational technology firms, development agencies, and leading foundations build digital economies in emerging markets, and has worked across Sub Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

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Sam Lampert

Based in Paris, Sam co-leads Dalberg Advisors' Humanitarian Assistance practice. He advises governments, development banks, and international organizations on how to create strategies that increase development impact. His work has spanned a broad range of topics, including developing coalitions to support access to insurance, designing resource mobilization strategies for non-governmental organizations, and evaluating the effectiveness of innovative financing instruments.

Launching the One Billion Coalition for Resilience Campaign

As part of its commitment to humanitarian action and to the post-2015 SDGs agenda, the IFRC aims to engage at least one person in every household around the world in increasing resilience to adversity. This “One Billion Coalition for Resilience”campaign would operationalize efforts through the IFRC’s network of volunteers and National Societies, with a focus on better preparedness for natural disasters and humanitarian crises.