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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Publications

Can the Development Community Adopt Agile?

In “The Age of Agile,” Steve Denning argues that agile management is superior to traditional, hierarchical management styles. Companies that adopt agile outperform the rest, and will continue to do so. Agile is catching on, and not only in the...

Confidence Not Competence: What Holds Women Back from Embracing Tech in Development

Throughout my life, I’ve heard women grumble about using technology—from my mom, from friends in school, and from work colleagues—yet these are highly educated, often extremely logical thinkers that excel at, well, Excel! The irony of the situation has been...

News

DAI Names Tine Knott to Lead U.S. Government Business Unit

DAI today announced the appointment of Tine Knott to lead its U.S. Government Business Unit. As Senior Vice President, Knott will oversee DAI’s largest business unit, which is responsible for designing, marketing, and delivering DAI’s development solutions for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department, and other U.S. agencies.

Careers

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