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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Publications

Publications

Writing Code is for Everyone—Now the Code Partners Scholarship Makes it Affordable

When someone needs a website or mobile app, they search for a coder. Almost anyone can be trained to write code and enter the digital workforce—once there, opportunities abound: from helping businesses, governments and other organizations build the websites and...

New DFID Guidance Aims to Improve Emergency Schooling for Millions of Displaced Children

An estimated 75 million children cannot go to school because they have been driven from their homes by war, crisis, and natural disaster. This deprivation in turn destabilizes vulnerable regions because uneducated children grow into at-risk teenagers and young adults....

News

DAI Launches the Center for Digital Acceleration

DAI today announced the launch of the Center for Digital Acceleration, a center dedicated to integrating cutting-edge digital tools into development practice.

Screen Shot 2018-03-20 at 8.24.23 AM.png Center for Digital Acceleration team member Adam Fivenson surveys local communities in Honduras about technology usage.

Working with DAI

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