Who We Are

DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.

Our Work

Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries—delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts, from stable societies and high-growth economies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict.

Global Impact

We partner with local people and institutions on scores of projects worldwide.

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Apply Now: Looking For a Partner to Fight Fall Armyworm

Today, DAI releases a request for proposals for a prize implementation partner to confront fall armyworm head on. This partner will join DAI and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in designing a results-driven prize to find digital tools...

New Orangutan Species Discovered in Forest Supported by USAID Conservation Program

More than eight years ago, DAI staff tromped through the Batang Toru forest of North Sumatra, Indonesia, counting nests, observing behavior, and collecting field evidence on one of the oldest members of the great ape family—the orangutan. What they did...


UK Prime Minister Visits DAI Project Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Jordan

British Prime Minister Theresa May today visited the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) in Amman, Jordan, an initiative to stimulate increased women’s economic empowerment and agency through a market systems approach.


Working with DAI

DAI offers rewarding careers for talented technical, managerial, and support professionals.