Gender

Dalberg works with governments, foundations, NGOs, and companies to empower people of all genders and socioeconomic backgrounds to participate fully in economic, political, and social life. Based on principles of gender equity embodied across the Dalberg platform, we help our clients ensure that their greatest asset, people, thrive and achieve their full potential. We design programs that tackle root causes of gender inequalities and not the symptoms, alongside actively identifying and mitigating unintended consequences. Our past work has included strategy, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation.

UBSOF – Quality Education India Development Impact Bond

 

  • Dalberg is working with UBS Optimus Foundation, BAT, MSDF and Tata Trusts on the design and performance management of the “Quality Education India” Development Impact Bond.
  • Dalberg identified the most suitable NGOs, designed the financing model and coordinated different stakeholders.
  • Dalberg designed a performance management framework and will be working with NGOs to diagnose potential challenges in interventions, and is planning to develop recommendations around addressing those challenges. 

Sasakawa Peace Foundation – Asia women’s impact fund strategy

  • Dalberg conducted an initial market assessment of the landscape of gender lens investing in Asia and to articulate the theory of change for the Women’s Impact Fund, a USD 100 million impact investment fund that aims to increase positive gender outcomes in Asia. For more information about the fund, follow the link here.


Dayoung Lee

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

"Where are the Men?" Emerging Design Insights and Opportunities for Reaching Young Men in The Battle Against HIV

The burden of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa is well known.

Dalberg Celebrates International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, Dalberg celebrated the progress made globally on gender equality and women and girl's empowerment. Over the past decade we have witnessed a drastic drop in child marriage, near parity in primary school enrollment, and a staggering decline in maternal mortality.

But we also realise the need to ensure this progress continues. The past year has highlighted that sexism and misogyny remain all too frequent elements of our workplace and society.

Time Poverty: Why it Matters and What To Do About it

Globally, women and girls do the vast majority of caregiving and domestic work in the home. These heavy and disproportional responsibilities result in time poverty. We must act now to tackle the time poverty burden and transform our societies.

Time Poverty infographic

 



Empowering Women to use the Mobile Internet

In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political empowerment – mobile internet can help women access resources like entrepreneurship opportunities, affordable healthcare, and peer learning platforms.

Launching the Senegal Women's Investment Club

We designed and launched a commercially-oriented investment platform where women can learn from one another. The Senegal Women’s Investment Club is the first initiative in the region to mobilize exclusively female investment into a broad portfolio that over time will bridge the gender finance gap by supporting women-led businesses. 

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.

Who would have thought that a simple lunch meeting between businesswomen would lead to the launch of the Women’s Investment Club and boost the francophone West African financial sector?

When they met in March 2015, the founding members of Senegal’s Women’s Investment Club did not anticipate the impact this pioneering initiative for women would later have.