Jesse Baver

United Kingdom Associate Partner Dalberg Advisors

I am an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s London office, where I focus on risk management, development finance, market entry strategies, business model development, and economic and policy analysis, primarily in Africa.


My work in agricultural finance includes helping KfW Development Bank, AgDevCo and Root Capital design and launch Lending for African Farming Co (LAFCo), a working capital facility for agricultural SMEs across Africa and supporting USAID and DFID on a first-of-its-kind economic profitability benchmarking of agricultural lending in developing countries, to inform the design of a blended finance facility targeting social and commercial SME lenders in Africa. I have also worked with USAID’s Bureau for Food Security to prioritize strategic interventions to address ag finance bottlenecks in USAID focus countries, and helped donors map capital flows into agriculture in Africa and Asia.

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