There will be an expected 480 million smartphone women users in India by 2030, and the time to start designing digital solutions for them is now. To help address women’s specific digital needs, Dalberg’s Mumbai office hosted 'Smartphone Solutions that Work For Her', a three-day lab that culminated in an open workshop in April 2019.
Dalberg Media looks forward to supporting UNLEASH 2019 in Shenzhen, China. UNLEASH is a global initiative envisioning to build the world’s leading platform for novel and scalable solutions to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year, leading up to 2030, 1,000 handpicked talents will come together for a 10 immersive days of co-creation, with the goal of developing smart, implementable and scalable solutions to the SDGs.
Dalberg is increasingly striving to adopt a gender lens across all of our project work. In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, we share three recent project spotlights from across our portfolio of work, where adopting a gender lens has allowed us to drive value for our clients and deepen the impact of our engagements.
The outputs of these projects include: a guide on gender-sensitive service provision to smallholder farmers, a platform to increase employment opportunities for women in the creative industries, and a set of investment criteria that G7 development finance institutions can use to mobilize gender lens investing commitments and define eligible investments.
Dalberg launched a public data set and tool to enable better design for financial health in India, in collaboration with The Centre for Social Behaviour Change at Ashoka University and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The project uses a unique multi-method research approach, incorporating human-centered design, cognitive psychology, behavioral science, and large-scale, survey-based methods to understand consumers in a comprehensive way.
This International Women's Day Rachna Saxena looked at the opportunities in gender lens investing, we examined women's time poverty and what to do about it, and our staff around the world celebrated #IWD2018.
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.
Big pools, bigger splashes: how corporate social responsibility funds in India can maximize impact and efficiency
Corporate social responsibility spending in India is characterized by hundreds of small to mid-sized spenders whose impact could be increased with the introduction of theme-based funds that aggregate spending.
2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report released
The latest report from Dalberg, GOGLA and the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program shows that $922 million has been raised since 2012, while an estimated 130 million products have been sold to date, reaching 360 million people with life-changing technology.