Cross-cutting Project

Accountable Democratic Action (ADA) through Social Cohesion

The USAID-funded ADA Program empowers and supports citizens living in informal settlements. DIG works with 30+ informal settlements across Zimbabwe (Harare, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Kadoma, and Epworth). Collaborating with Dialogue on Shelter, a Slum Dwellers International affiliate, the ADA program team has successfully mobilized slum dwellers into 100+ solidarity groups. They are now more effectively engaging …

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Housing Finance for the Poor (HFP)

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, HFP was a three-year, multi-country contract to test and explore innovations in the field of housing finance for the poor.

Urbis – Urban Capacity Learning Laboratory

The focus of the Urbis program included slum improvement, provision of basic services (water and sanitation), land tenure regularization, and financing for the urban poor, with advocacy as a cross-cutting theme.

Dakar Municipal Finance Program

The city of Dakar, Senegal, hired DIG to help it launch its first municipal bond. DIG is providing technical and monitoring assistance to the municipality, which expects to raise a maximum of USD 40 million through a five-year bond scheduled to be offered in 2015.