+ 12/31/2009 
DIG will continue to further housing finance for the poor despite -  
+ 5/8/2009 
CapStone makes 1,000th Loan -  
+ 4/1/2009 
DIG presents Market Assessment and Strategic Plan to Angola Partner -  

In July 2008, DIG produced a framework paper titled Housing Finance for the Poor: Emerging Lessons in Post-Emergency Environments in order to explore the issues and suggested lessons learned that policy makers and practitioners need to consider when designing interventions in a post-emergency (both post-conflict and post-natural disaster) environment.  
 
In addition to the framework paper, DIG has and will continue to carry out case study research which will in turn contribute to advancing the framework paper over the course of the program.  In November 2007, DIG conducted the first post-emergency case study in Aceh, Indonesia, to explore the state of housing finance in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.   Similar case study research will be conducted in the fourth quarter of 2008 in Angola, and DIG anticipates conducting additional case study research in Colombia.   The idea behind the post-conflict case study research is to compare and contrast housing finance in a context where conflict has ended (i.e., Angola) with a situation where conflict is reduced to an ongoing, persistent, albeit low level conflict such as Colombia.