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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Turning Green Shoots into Forests: The Growth Potential of Green Bonds

This article provides insights into DAI’s experience and the challenges and opportunities offered by blended finance instruments in the form of Green Bonds.

Social Media for Civic Education: Challenges and Opportunities in Cambodia

Abby Edwards, Aishwarya Jadav, Arin Kerstein, Alvin Siagian, and Shuyang Wang are second-year master’s students in the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies international development program. They worked with DAI from September 2022 to April 2023 on the...


MicroVest Welcomes New CEO Michael Apel, Executive Board Chair Jean Gilson

DAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Apel to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of MicroVest Capital Management (MicroVest). Jean Gilson, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy at DAI and a current member of MicroVest’s Board, has been named Executive Chair of the Board and will support the firm’s senior management team.

Jean Gilson and Michael Apel


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