Public Policy


Government policies play a crucial role in advancing – or impeding – economic well-being and human rights. Political decisions in the Global North around foreign aid amounts, trade policies, and environmental statutes reverberate around the world. Policymaking decisions in the developing world – from domestic resource mobilization through taxation to regulatory regimes governing the use of technology – can mean the difference between successful development programming and intractable barriers to impact. At Dalberg, we help clients seize political opportunities and confront constraints.


Shruthi Jayaram

Shruthi is an Associate Partner based in San Francisco. Her work focuses on advancing gender equality and social justice in the United States and around the world.  

It’s About Time: the case for valuing women and girls’ unpaid care work
Unpaid care work and women’s economic empowerment: An interview with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Keiko Valente

Fabiola Salman

Fabiola Salman is the leader of Dalberg’s Latin America practice, based in Mexico City. Her experience includes developing strategies for private sector development and employment by addressing regulatory and human capital barriers, designing strategies to expand access to women's health in rural areas and setting up public-private partnerships to improve public education. 

Mukhtar Amin

Mukhtar is an Associate Partner in the Dalberg Addis Ababa office where his work spans a broad range of development areas, including industrialization, labour markets, agriculture, and environment. He has provided advice on strategy, design of new initiatives, and organizational effectiveness.

Daphnée Benayoun

Daphnée is an Associate Partner at Dalberg and and heads up our presence in Paris. She leads teams advising on strategic planning, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and investment notably in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus in Africa. 

GIIN - West Africa and South Asia Impact Investing market mapping

  • Dalberg created a database of impact investments in India,  segmented investors based on impact intent and measure impact, and co-authored a comprehensive landscape report detailing the key trends and challenges in the sector from the supply-side and demand-side, and in the ecosystem. 
  • The final report was disseminated by the GIIN and Dalberg at various international fora, and is being used as a public resource published on the GIIN website, directed towards financial institutions, impact enterprises, policy-makers, and the general public.

Will real-time data sourcing change the future of SDGs?

With 17 goals, 169 sub-indicators and over 193 countries signing on to the SDGs, collecting consistent real-time data is critical. In this podcast with CSIS, Daniella Ballou-Aares explains that organizations across the world need to aggregate real-time measurable data across countries rather than limiting themselves with the sporadic data sources from the past in order to reach the SDGs. Welcome to a new dynamic data resourcing era.

Privacy in financial services

Dalberg recently hosted a workshop on ‘Privacy in Financial Services’ in collaboration with CGAP and Dvara Research. We brought together fintechs, catalytic funders, banks, policy makers, investors and foundations who collectively brainstormed ideas for how we might better protect consumer data and privacy. The Dalberg Mumbai team put together an interactive exhibit to give participants a taste of how we might better design consent and other privacy related matters.

Astou Dia


Astou is an Associate Partner and leads Dalberg’s presence in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She has over 10 years of experience in strategy and management consulting in Europe and Africa. Her areas of specialism include agriculture and food security, health, governance, youth employment, access to finance, women’s economic empowerment, and economic and inclusive growth. Her work with the private sector spanned strategic planning, market analysis and entry strategy, as well as performance optimization.

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.