Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth
We are expanding financial services for the poor by providing technical assistance and training from start-up operations and product design to ongoing institutional support– to microfinance institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), SMEs, and banks worldwide. We assist commercial banks to downscale and perform sector-wide analysis of financial regulations and markets.
We deliver cross-cutting services to alleviate poverty around the world. DIG has a track record of successfully increasing the competitiveness of SMEs by enabling them to enhance their productivity, expand their markets, and access commercial financing.
We are committed to expanding the frontiers of development finance through innovative programs that help poor families and entrepreneurs around the world increase their income and build their asset base.
Areas of Expertise
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.
In 2007, DIG secured its second contract with Tameer Microfinance Bank in Pakistan for the provision of technical assistance under the umbrella of CGAP Retail Advisory Services (RAS) program. To further support Tameer’s shift from a typical bank model using outreach and relationship teams to a more traditional MFI model using loan officers, DIG conducted a needs assessment of the organization; designed, carried out, and analyzed a market demand assessment; and provided intensive training and technical assistance.
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.
The USAID-funded Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project aimed to enhance the lives of more than 1 million Kenyans through access to improved sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. The KIWASH Project promoted the scale-up of market-based WASH service delivery models. As a subcontractor to DAI, DIG assessed and strengthened the capacity of hundreds of small-scale, private water and sanitation providers (WSPs) to offer WASH services and products in nine focus counties. DIG led this work in close collaboration with the respective county governments. Ultimately, the KIWASH Project resulted in healthier and more prosperous communities throughout Kenya.
With funding from USAID through the Tijara Program, Louis Berger Group (LBG) contracted DIG to…