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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ICAI Highlights AWEF Success Factors Relevant to Employment Programming

The UK Aid-funded Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) began operations in 2015. Since then, it has brought about systemic change to market systems, giving women of all ages better access to economic opportunities. It has encouraged the adoption of new...

What is Agile? Part Two: A Primer on Different Frameworks

As discussed in part one of this series, agile is an umbrella term that encapsulates a number of frameworks, strategies, and tools. In this second installment, we dive a bit deeper into what agile is in practice by highlighting some...


DAI-managed Centre for Local Business Development Launches Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme in Guyana

Guyana’s Centre for Local Business Development, managed by DAI since its launch in 2017, has launched a cutting-edge women’s entrepreneurship programme, Accelerate-Her. The programme will provide Guyanese women with an opportunity to receive professional development and mentoring that fosters personal growth and local business success.

IMG_4582 (002).jpgThe Centre for Local Business Development launches new initiative Accelerate-Her to empower women entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises in Guyana.


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