Cross-cutting Areas of Practice
DIG designs and implements targeted and high-impact capacity building plans for local organizations that serve…
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.
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.
GPIMG focused on supporting city leadership and community-based partnerships to develop inclusive urban policies so that more and better resources reach the urban 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.