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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New Research Offers Alternatives for Frontier Market Venture Capital and Private Equity

In many emerging countries, the capital markets are nascent and borrowing by government and state-owned enterprises crowds out private entities and disincentivizes banks from lending to the real economy. The funding gap is enormous. The IFC estimates that nearly 30...

Five Resources on Human Rights and Tech

This week marked the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR)—a founding document which set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. Working in international development, most of us are committed to...


DAI Acquires Leading European Development Consultancy, Human Dynamics

Combined entity offers enhanced capabilities and greater value to European development clients

Bethesda, Maryland—DAI today announced the acquisition of Human Dynamics, a pre-eminent supplier of international development services in the European market.


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