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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In Honduras, First-Year Project Sprint Shows Value of a Healthy Workplace Culture

Designed to increase the employment of young people at risk of irregular migration to the United States, Creando was not a typical project. Ambitious targets set it apart. With Creando expected to produce results immediately, we could not afford to...

The Kids are Alright: Reframing “Digital Natives” for International Development

This post is adapted from a lightning talk presented at the 2023 Global Digital Development Forum (GDDF). The term digital native was coined by Mark Prensky in 2001. The writer and educator used it to broadly describe a generation that...


DAI Launches Project Finance Business

New acquisition complements existing business lines in corporate finance and asset management, consolidates regional presence in South and Southeast Asia.

DAI today announced the addition of a specialized project finance company to its growing DAI Capital business. Based in Australia, the project finance company—previously doing business as Alinea Impact Capital—has a record of developing and financing infrastructure projects in the healthcare, water, and renewable energy sectors, including current projects in India and Indonesia.

moss-gavin-scott.jpgFrom left: Stephen Moss, Gavin Wilson, and Scott Roantree.


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