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Reducing Ocean Plastic Pollution: Marine Policy features article on the USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program’s Lessons Learned  

DIG is pleased to share the news that the September 2022 issue of Marine Policy features a seminal paper on ocean plastic pollution. The paper, titled “Reducing ocean plastic pollution: Locally led initiatives catalyzing change in South and Southeast Asia,” focuses on the lessons learned during the implementation of USAID’s Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP).  …

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Accountable Democratic Action through Social Cohesion Program – Protecting the Shelter Rights of Informal Settlers in Zimbabwe

Under the USAID-funded Accountable Democratic Action (ADA) through Social Cohesion Program, the Development Innovations Group, in close collaboration with its local partner, Dialogue on Shelter Trust, is increasing local and national decision-makers’ constitutional accountability regarding the rights of the urban poor to shelter and basic services in informal settlements across Zimbabwe. Despite being protected by …

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Helping Major Hotels Reduce Plastic Use to Combat Ocean Plastic Pollution

Under the USAID-funded Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP), DIG is managing a portfolio of 30 grantees implementing solid waste management and recycling activities to reduce marine plastic pollution in Asia. One such grantee, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), has assisted 20 major hotels in Vietnam with establishing voluntary targets to reduce their plastic …

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DIG awards $5.5 million in grants under Municipal Waste Recycling Program to 30 organizations in Asia to combat ocean plastic pollution and GHG emissions

Under the USAID-funded Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP), DIG has awarded $5.5 million in grants to 30 qualified organizations developing innovative and scalable solid waste management and recycling projects that also promote social inclusion, empower women and youth, generate jobs and economic growth, and strengthen resilience. The MWRP is designed to reduce land-based sources of …

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Rebati Fund and Accountable Democratic Action for Social Cohesion Program achieve important milestones

Under the Haiti Rebati Fund, financed by the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), DIG has fully disbursed the USD 8 million in committed loan funds to SOFIHDES ( Société Financière Haïtienne de Développement S.A.). Throughout 2020, DIG has worked with SOFIHDES to ensure that the Rebati portfolio remains in good standing and viable …

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USAID extends the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Program

USAID has extended the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Program, under which DIG serves as a subcontractor to DAI, Inc. DIG plays an instrumental role under KIWASH, having incubated 231 WASH enterprises in nine counties throughout Kenya with targeted technical assistance and training. Through DIG’s work, WASH enterprises have accessed first-time commercial financing, …

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DIG Working with MSH on 5-Year Health and WASH Project in Malawi

The Development Innovations Group is pleased to announce that it will be leading the WASH component on the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Organized Network of Services for Everyone’s Health (ONSE) project in Malawi as a subcontractor to Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The five-year, USD 92.9 million project will support the Government of …

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