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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Making Inroads on “Learning Poverty” in Nigeria

Three years into the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE), we are beginning to see encouraging results in the project's efforts to tackle some of the root causes of learning poverty.

Here’s How to Harness the Top Gun Effect to Find the Next Generation of Cyber Talent

This post first appeared on the World Economic Forum blog. “Top Gun,” the classic tale of fearless test pilot-turned-hero Maverick, pushed cinema boundaries with audiences back in 1986—so much so that, in the year following the movie’s box-office success, the...


DAI’s CIDR Program Wins USAID 2023 Digital Development Award

DAI is pleased to share the news that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has named the Critical Infrastructure Digitalization and Resilience (CIDR) program as winner of a 2023 Digital Development Award.

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