Global Program for Inclusive Municipal Governance (GPIMG)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded DIG a contract to support the management of a five-year, USD 25 million municipal governance program. GPIMG focused on supporting city leadership and community-based partnerships to develop inclusive urban policies so that more and better resources could reach the urban poor. Specifically, the program funded improvements in the delivery of basic services, notably water and sanitation, to the poorest populations in 13 African cities: Lilongwe, Malawi; Monrovia, Liberia; Luanda, Angola; Harare, Zimbabwe; Cairo, Egypt, and eight Ethiopian cities. DIG helped the foundation achieve its goal of promoting inclusive cities grantees by providing technical assistance and capacity building support, brokering government-civil society relations, monitoring and evaluating program outcomes, and helping grantees comply with their grant agreements. (2010-2015)