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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The Complexity of Building a Market for Certified Seeds: A Case Study from Mozambique

Innovations for Agribusiness (InovAgro) is the first market systems development project in Mozambique. Funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and active in 11 districts in three northern provinces, the project—a private sector-led agriculture growth initiative that partners with companies...

Digital Development in the Western Balkans: Kosovo

Last month, the talented, globe-trotting Chloe Messenger posted the first blog on DAI’s activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in our six-part series about digital development in the Western Balkans. If you haven’t read it, you should. If you did, you’ll...


DAI Makes Its 2019 Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact

DAI is delighted to make its latest Communication on Progress to the United Nations Global Compact.

The Compact is a “voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles,” with a mission to “mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want.”

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