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
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.
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).
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.
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.