Jesse Baver

Jesse Baver

Dalberg Advisors, London
Panellist

Jesse is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s London office. His work focuses mainly on development finance in Africa, with a sectoral focus on agriculture, renewable energy, and gender-lens investing. At Dalberg, Jesse’s gender-lens investment work includes support to the 2X Challenge gender-lens investment initiative with the development of their qualification criteria and their ongoing learning agenda, working with CDC to develop a “toolkit” for the Financial Institutions team focused on identifying opportunities to advance women’s economic empowerment, and developing a methodology for assessing the impact of digital agri-finance platforms on women farmers, employees, and value chain entrepreneurs.

Other work in development finance includes supporting the Development Bank of Nigeria with the development of their new impact monitoring framework, working with the UK Impact Investing Institute on a study of pension fund engagement with impact investing in emerging markets, and supporting Financial Sector Deepening Uganda with the development of their new 5-year strategy.

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