DIG designs and implements emergency management activities around the world, concentrating on economic, institutional, and infrastructure rehabilitation. DIG focuses on the most immediate needs of families in communities affected by conflict and natural disasters, including livelihoods improvement, job creation, infrastructure rehabilitation, and capital infusion. DIG’s approaches include leveraging the expertise of the Diaspora, building the capacity of local government agencies and other local stakeholders, establishing communities of practice, enabling financial institutions to infuse capital into the economy to further support the rehabilitation process, and rehabilitating infrastructure.
Areas Of Expertise
Post-Conflict Management and Reconstruction
DIG designs and implements post-conflict reconstruction activities around the world, focusing on economic, institutional, and…
Urban Disaster Relief, Recovery, Response, and Preparedness
The world’s population is urbanizing, with about half of the globe living in urban centers.…
Haiti Rebati Facility
DIG managed a ten-year, USD 14 million program in Haiti comprising a USD 8 million housing finance facility (Rebati) co-financed by the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF). The Rebati facility played a vital role in long-term reconstruction efforts by providing a systemic solution to finance the construction and repair of homes and businesses through Haiti’s existing financial sector infrastructure, with a specific focus on the country’s working poor.
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.
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.
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.
Microfinance Training of Trainers (TOT) for USAID-Iraq
With funding from USAID through the Tijara Program, Louis Berger Group (LBG) contracted DIG to…