Development Action Group (DAG)



  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersSouth Africa
  • Founded1986
Development Action Group (DAG), a leading NGO in the urban sector, was established in 1986. They work closely with citizens, civil society organisations and government to address emerging urban challenges and they are highly committed to a partnership model of intervention that favours a pro poor agenda. Since 2010 DAG has been aligning its programmes, projects and interventions around the theme of “re-imagining the city” and looking towards a “new urban order in the South African context” while, at the same time, consolidating the traditional role of facilitating access to affordable housing opportunities. Outcomes and lessons learnt between 2010 and 2013 underpin and inform DAG’s strategic vision, direction and current programme agenda. DAG VISION To create sustainable human settlements through development processes that enable human rights, dignity and equity.  DAG MISSION To imagine (create, implement and support opportunities) for community-centred human settlement development and advocate for and foster a pro poor policy environment which addresses economic, social and spatial imbalances.  DAG STRATEGIC GOAL To demonstrate how working in partnership with citizens and other groups who share a pro poor agenda can lead to creative and sustainable solutions that redress social, economic and spatial inequalities. DAG 2020 FOCUS To contribute towards the development of re-imagined human settlements by working with a range of strategic partners committed to making the change happen.  

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Staff at Development Action Group (DAG) have experience in


  • international development
  • project support
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • sustainable development


  • united states


  • business development

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Company Offices
  • South Africa (headquarters)
  • Cape Town
  • 101 Lower Main Road Observatory