Infrastructure

Infrastructure is a backbone of development: power lines deliver energy to homes and businesses; pipes provide clean water to drink; roads, railways, and bridges connect communities; and internet connectivity fosters new digital economies. Sustainable infrastructure has the power to bolster the economic growth, resilience, health, and environments of entire nations. We support our clients – governments, private investors, institutions – to develop inclusive and sustainable infrastructure in emerging markets.

Priti Rao

Priti Rao is the Asia Director for Dalberg Design. Her expertise lies in helping organisations become purpose-led, and build a culture of innovation to solve complex global challenges. She works closely with teams and clients to combine data with field insights and bring a human-centred focus to civic design, financial inclusion, technology, and policy challenges.
 

Mark Freedman

Mark Freedman is a Partner in Dalberg’s New York office. Mark comes to Dalberg after 27 years at BCG, where he was a senior partner in New York and Paris. Among other roles, Mark was BCG’s global leader for Industrial Goods, as well as founder and leader of the infrastructure and water practices. Mark was also active in both the Public Sector and in Social Impact while at BCG, and led the firm’s partnership with Save the Children International. Before BCG, Mark spent 7 years with Save the Children-US, mostly in Burkina, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe.
 

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.

[Video] Raw Talks Interviews Yana Kakar

Dalberg Advisors' Global Managing Partner Yana Kakar discusses how to sustainably transform the latent value of mining, oil and gas into development with Raw Talks. 

 

 

Opportunities abound in off-grid appliances market

There has been a significant growth in clean energy technology markets globally and regionally – mostly focusing on solar lanterns and solar home systems – that have benefited millions of electrified homes. However, only basic electrification services have been provided so far – typically this is enough power to charge a few phones and to power on two to four lights for four to six hours a day. This has been the case for solar solutions and also mini- and micro-grids.

Looking Beyond Off-Grid Energy to a Holistic Approach to Off-Grid Societies

Under the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, a thousand global leaders from the private and public sector who are helping to shape the continent’s future gathered in Durban this past week for The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. Discussions ranged from ending famine, to addressing the problems of apartheid in South Africa, and highlighting innovations that are transforming people’s lives across the continent.

New Report: Decentralised Renewable Energy is Important for Improving Access to Power, But Policy Gaps and Challenges Impede Growth

Governments globally realize the social and economic benefits of providing reliable and affordable power to their citizens and businesses. Over the past few years, many countries have announced ambitious electrification goals: India and Nigeria plan to reach universal electrification by 2019 and 2030 respectively.

Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom

This blog draws on findings from a new report from Dalberg and WWF — Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom.

Tigers have travelled a rocky road over the past hundred years. 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.

Great Barrier Reef Under Threat from Planned Port Expansions to Export Fossil Fuels

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and the only living structure that can be seen from space with the naked eye. Located on the eastern coast of Australia, the Reef is home to thousands of species of plants and animals including turtles, rays, crustaceans and corals, and is one of the world’s most diverse habitats.

The Reef also plays a critical role in the Australian economy; it supports almost 69,000 jobs and contributes nearly US$5.8 billion to the country each year through tourism, marine research, and commercial fishing.

Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom

We developed a report with the WWF exploring how to double the number of wild tigers by safeguarding them from the threats of infrastructure development. We outlined specific calls to action for governments, multilateral banks, private investors and the public.