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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Hold the Charcoal: Diverting Sub-Saharan Africa’s Demand for a Destructive Energy Source

Charcoal and other solid biomass fuels are still used in 70 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa, killing more than 4 million people annually and depleting forests, in turn reducing rainfall and contributing to climate change and other impacts. Luckily, it is...

What Makes This Wireless Technology (5G) Different From All Other Wireless Technologies?

When thinking about the internet in an ideal world, I often think of an independent platform that provides a mechanism for free expression, commerce, and the exchange of ideas. Yet, as more and more of the global population comes online,...


DAI Global Health Invests in mHealth Leader ClickMedix

Bethesda, Md.—DAI Global Health and ClickMedix today announced a partnership under which DAI will make a strategic investment in ClickMedix, a leading provider of mobile health and technology services. In turn, ClickMedix will deepen its existing relationship with DAI Global Health to enrich the DAI service offering and take advantage of DAI’s extensive international network and growing portfolio of projects in global health and digital acceleration.

ClickMedixHealth practitioner using ClickMedix’s mHealth kiosk to manage patient care in rural Kenya.


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