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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How Can Nigeria Fulfill its Broad Economic Potential?

Nigeria is the economic heavyweight of West Africa, but it faces challenges. Approximately two-thirds of its people live in poverty and its economy suffers from low productivity and an uneven climate for trade and investment. Until recently, oil-rich Nigeria has...

Blended Finance in Action—How USAID Leveraged $100 Million in East Africa

Earlier this spring, the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub achieved a major milestone by surpassing the $100-million mark in commercial investment catalyzed into the region. This investment would not have found its way to these markets without the approximately...


DAI Launches the Center for Digital Acceleration

DAI today announced the launch of the Center for Digital Acceleration, a center dedicated to integrating cutting-edge digital tools into development practice.

Screen Shot 2018-03-20 at 8.24.23 AM.png Center for Digital Acceleration team member Adam Fivenson surveys local communities in Honduras about technology usage.

Working with DAI

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