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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USAID’s Partnership Approach Leaves Philippines’ Wildlife in Safer Hands

Approximately three-fourths the size of California, the Philippines is brimming with biodiversity. It is among the world’s 17 megadiverse countries that host more than 70 percent of the world’s plant and animal species. However, systems and local capacity to conserve,...

How Digital Climate Risk Assessment Tools Help Unclog Climate Finance Flows in Emerging Economies

Traditional lending channels are blocking access to climate finance. The large commercial banks that receive funds from investment banks accredited by the Green Climate Fund typically seek smaller financial institutions in local markets to distribute these funds. However, these smaller...


DAI-managed Centre for Local Business Development Launches Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme in Guyana

Guyana’s Centre for Local Business Development, managed by DAI since its launch in 2017, has launched a cutting-edge women’s entrepreneurship programme, Accelerate-Her. The programme will provide Guyanese women with an opportunity to receive professional development and mentoring that fosters personal growth and local business success.

IMG_4582 (002).jpgThe Centre for Local Business Development launches new initiative Accelerate-Her to empower women entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises in Guyana.


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