The Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) was a $14 million, five-year, USAID-funded program to address the global problem of ocean plastic pollution, with a focus on four Asian countries seeking to improve municipal waste management. Funded under the Making Cities Work IDIQ, MWRP provided grants of up to $250,000 and technical assistance to support promising municipal waste recycling initiatives in Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, evaluated the effectiveness of those initiatives, and made recommendations to USAID for future investments in the sector.
DIG managed a ten-year, USD 14 million program in Haiti comprising a USD 8 million housing finance facility (Rebati) co-financed by the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF). The Rebati facility played a vital role in long-term reconstruction efforts by providing a systemic solution to finance the construction and repair of homes and businesses through Haiti’s existing financial sector infrastructure, with a specific focus on the country’s working poor.
The USAID-funded ADA Program focused on creating social cohesion by informing citizens living in informal settlements of their constitutional rights to housing and basic services. DIG worked with approximately 200,000 residents of 35 informal settlements across Zimbabwe (Harare, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Kadoma, and Epworth). Collaborating with Dialogue on Shelter, a Slum Dwellers International affiliate, the ADA program team successfully mobilized slum dwellers into 100+ women-led solidarity groups. This allowed them to peacefully engage with government authorities and advocate to protect their rights. Local and national decision-makers’ increased accountability regarding constitutional provisions protected the urban poor’s rights to shelter and basic services.
The WASH Coordination Project (WCP) was a two-year, USAID-funded initiative, targeting urban challenges in the Nigerian States of Kaduna and Bauchi, where water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) service gaps were acute and where government officials had demonstrated a firm commitment to sector improvements.
Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) – Under USAID’s Water II IQC, SUWASA aimed to promote innovative reforms and sustainable financing for water and sanitation.
The USAID-funded Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project aimed to enhance the lives of more than 1 million Kenyans through access to improved sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. The KIWASH Project promoted the scale-up of market-based WASH service delivery models. As a subcontractor to DAI, DIG assessed and strengthened the capacity of hundreds of small-scale, private water and sanitation providers (WSPs) to offer WASH services and products in nine focus counties. DIG led this work in close collaboration with the respective county governments. Ultimately, the KIWASH Project resulted in healthier and more prosperous communities throughout Kenya.