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 an Approach to Crisis in Jordan Transformed into Sustained Institutional Change

How the Project Management Unit revolutionized Jordan’s approach to crisis response and came to serve as a model for long-term institutional resilience and reform in the Kingdom of Jordan. 

Navigating Need and Want: 3 Ways to Create Demand Among Businesses to Safely Adopt Digital Tools

“A good beginning is half of the success.”—ancient proverb As South and Southeast Asian digital economies rapidly expand, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region face two dilemmas—both wrapped up in this one proverb. First, entrepreneurs can see the...


DAI Poised to Support USAID’s NextGen Health Supply Chain Programming

DAI is pleased to announce that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded DAI a place on its Global Health Comprehensive Technical Assistance for Health Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical Management (Comprehensive TA) contract, a competitive contracting mechanism designed to ensure that USAID partner countries have sustainable access to safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable health commodities.

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