Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Vicky Hausman is a Partner with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a strategic advisory firm that works to address global challenges and raise living standards in developing countries. Vicky leads the firm’s global health practice, and advises the heads of organizations across the development sector, including major foundations, companies, multilateral organizations, bilateral governments, and non-governmental organizations.
Much of Vicky’s work has focused on addressing market failures and strategic challenges. For example, she recently led an evaluation of the GAVI Alliance’s ‘advanced market commitment,’ intended to address uncertain demand for the pneumococcal vaccine in developing countries. She also designed and authored the investment case for the Pledge Guarantee for Health, which uses a $50 million guarantee from the US government to offer short term credit through banks across Africa to smooth volatility in aid flows and speed up access to life saving medicines. Over the past three years, she has also conducted studies on evolution of the mobile money market in Haiti, following the launch of a $10 million incentive fund by the Gates Foundation and USAID, intended to catalyze a market for mobile money services. In addition to these market-based tools, Vicky worked in partnership with the Initiative for Global Development to create ‘Frontier 100,’ a CEO network which brings together leading CEOs from across Africa and the US to identify business partners for market expansion.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Vicky was a member of the Boston Consulting Group’s healthcare practice. She began her career as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, and holds a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. from Harvard University. She currently is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Board of AMREF (African Medical Research and Education Foundation).