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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Mark Your Calendar, It’s May 21

Every year on this day, May 21, the United Nations celebrates what it calls the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. “Cultural diversity,” says the UN, “is a driving force of development, not only with respect to...

Longing for my SuperApp: Where’s the American Go-Jek?

Earlier this year I underwent a major life transition. After over four years living in Southeast Asia while supporting DAI’s ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS project, I packed up my Jakarta apartment, shipped my belongings, and said farewell to the people and place...


DAI Board Named Private Board of the Year for 2019

DAI is delighted to announce that the Board of DAI Global, LLC is one of six boards recognized as Private Boards of the Year for 2019, an annual award presented by the publishers of Private Company Director, Directors & Boards, and Family Business magazines.

“On behalf of the Board, let me express our appreciation for an award that is testament to years of hard work by an able management team and a staff of exceptionally motivated employee owners,” said Betsey Nelson, DAI’s Board Chair. “They have a vision, and they have made it a reality.”


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