ROBERT FABRICANT

PARTNER & FOUNDER

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

DIG is led by Robert Fabricant and Ravi Chhatpar, Partners at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and previously senior creative leaders at frog design for more than a decade. Robert was one of frog's top creative leaders, guiding frog's global creative team and frog's social impact practice, Ravi was frog's strategy lead for emerging markets, guiding frog's Africa and Asia teams. Robert and Ravi work closely with the leadership team at Dalberg to support partners and clients on global basis across our practice areas.

RAVI CHHATPAR

PARTNER & FOUNDER

LOCAL REACH

The interdisciplinary DIG team serves a global client base by combining dedicated DIG New York, London, Nairobi and Mumbai studios with integrated teams across fifteen Dalberg offices with a significant footprint in the majority world, as well as a network of best-in-class global partners such as UNICEF and WEF. Our typical engagements bring together an interdisciplinary team with diverse design and strategic competencies, tapping key talent within the 300+ global Dalberg consulting staff in key markets in Asia and Africa.


The Design Impact Group (DIG) is the only design practice embedded within a strategic consultancy purely focused on social impact. Our unique, hybrid model combines the best skills in human-centered design (HCD) with robust strategy, planning and measurement capabilities to create significant added value for our clients and partners.

 

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BENEFITS OF OUR INTEGRATED APPROACH

 

PROVIDES A MORE COMPREHENSIVE, ACTIONABLE VIEW OF THE MARKET

by combining the validity and rigor of quantitative research and analysis with the richness and inspiration of qualitative insights and storytelling

INSPIRES INNOVATIVE AND CONCRETE SOLUTIONS THAT ADDRESS UNMET NEEDS

by bringing together insights about user needs, the policy and regulatory environment, business viability, organizational capability and technical feasibility.

 
 

ENVISIONS AND CATALYZES TRANSFORMATION

by creating an environment for learning, experimentation and risk-taking under a theory of change, strategic plan and operational model. 

ACCELERATES THE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY AND SCALE 

by planning for evolution in behaviors, cultures and markets while measuring engagement, change and impact.


As part of the Dalberg family, DIG benefits from seamless integration with a range of additional services, including strategy and policy advisory, research and analysis, operational support, measurement and evaluation, capacity building, innovative financing and incubation. We routinely bring together teams, approaches and tools from across our platform to help our clients achieve greater impact.

Dalberg Research: a research agency providing independent expert analysis, frontline data, and insights on critical issues, sectors, and markets

D. Capital: an investment advisory and asset management firm that seeks to facilitate capital flows to underserved countries

Dalberg Global Development Advisors: our parent organization and the leading strategy and policy advisory firm focused on social impact and global development. Dalberg's mission is to promote effective responses to the world's most pressing issues. 

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