Democratic Governance and Urban Development
DIG builds the capacity of local governments, basic service providers, and civil society organizations to improve the living conditions of the urban poor. Our staff members assist under-served communities in five main areas: basic service delivery, improvement of urban informal settlements, municipal government strengthening, community infrastructure planning and construction, and land tenure security.
Areas OF Expertise
Basic Services Delivery
DIG improves the delivery of potable water and reliable sanitation and solid waste management services…
Municipal Government Strengthening
DIG helps municipal governments be more transparent, accountable, and responsive to their constituents by building…
Improvement of Urban Informal Settlements
DIG designs and manages community improvement programs that result in better access to basic services, to…
Urban Infrastructure Planning and Construction
DIG provides technical assistance to local and national governments on infrastructure development, notably in post-emergency…
Land Tenure Security
DIG has been improving land tenure security for low-income and marginalized populations for more than…
Public Financial Management
When working on Public Financial Management, we assist governments to collect revenue efficiently and with…
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.
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.
Emergency Community Assistance and Planning (ECAP) for Shelter and Settlement in Post-Earthquake Haiti
The program was designed by Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and the Development Innovations Group (DIG) in consultation with representatives from the Government of Haiti (GOH).
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.
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.
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.