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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Build a Facebook Messenger Chatbot in 5 Steps in Just 5 Minutes

Last year I wrote a post called “I Made a Facebook Chatbot (And You Can, Too)” where I laid out the case for chatbots as an outreach and engagement tool in international development. To recap, here’s why:

Liberia Moves to Reduce Donor Dependence by Improving its Ability to Invest in Itself

Liberia has endured much turmoil in recent decades. Civil wars in the 1990s and 2000s saw the mass destruction of dams, bridges, power lines, and other infrastructure. Many of Liberia’s best and brightest citizens emigrated. Suffering from a large budget...


UK Prime Minister Visits DAI Project Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Jordan

British Prime Minister Theresa May today visited the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) in Amman, Jordan, an initiative to stimulate increased women’s economic empowerment and agency through a market systems approach.


Working with DAI

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