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

9 Lessons on Digital Design From ICT4D 2017 in Hyderabad

I spent the last week at the 2017 ICT4D conference in Hyderabad, a four-day feast of presentations, discussions, and panels on how international development organizations are using new technologies in their work overseas.

What Bike to Work Day Tells Us About Open Data

More than 17,000 Washington, D.C.-area residents are commuting by bicycle today, as part of the 17th annual Bike to Work Day. The event’s rising popularity parallels the region’s growing investment in bicycle infrastructure and multimodal transportation. This is a positive...

News

DAI Launches the Center for Secure and Stable States

DAI today announced the launch of the Center for Secure and Stable States, a center of excellence with a mission to raise the bar for development and security programming in fragile states.

Working with DAI

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