Democratic Governance and Urban Development Project

Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP)

The Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) is a $14 million, five-year, USAID-funded initiative to address the global problem of ocean plastic pollution, with a focus on Asia. Funded under the Making Cities Work IDIQ, this program provides grants and technical assistance to support promising municipal waste recycling efforts, evaluates effectiveness, and makes recommendations for future …

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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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ECAP I & II – Emergency Capacity Assistance Program

The Emergency Capacity Assistance Program (ECAP) provided technical assistance to local government agencies and other stakeholders tasked with overseeing Haiti’s post-earthquake shelter and settlement activities.

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.

Liberia Collaborative Support for Health Systems Strengthening

Under USAID’s Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) Systems Strengthening program in Liberia, DIG provided direct support to Liberia’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW) to strengthen the Ministry’s capacity to manage water supply infrastructure improvements and deliver technical assistance to help achieve the goal of USAID’s CSH Program: improve the health status of Liberians.

Southern Agriculture and Business Recovery (SABR)

In the aftermath of the 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the USAID-financed livelihoods recovery SABR program was launched in response to the immediate needs of the heavily damaged agriculture sector – the key source of employment and productivity in southern Lebanon.

Urban Advisory Program

DIG is helping the foundation identify cities that provide opportunities in the following investment areas: municipal finance, payment systems for basic services, metafinance, and city planning.

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.