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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DAI Names Jakob Zeidler to Lead EU Business Unit

DAI has named Jakob Zeidler to lead its European Union (EU) Business Unit, which focuses on delivering development programs for the EU.

Zeidler was previously Head of Implementation at Human Dynamics, the distinguished European development consultancy acquired last year by DAI. He was instrumental in leading Human Dynamics to its position as the single largest EuropeAid contractor. The integrated DAI and Human Dynamics team now implements a portfolio of more than 50 EU-funded projects in 75 countries.

hd team.jpgFrom left, Jakob Zeidler with EU Business Unit colleagues Eric Heldring and Hipolit Gabalda, and Executive Vice President Zan Northrip.


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