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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Cyber Security Series Part 3: Pirated Software

It’s been about two months since I last contributed to the Cyber Security Series, but don’t let the time fool you into thinking we haven’t been engaging extensively on the topic. As many of you might remember, the Center for...

Why the Time is Right for Access for All

Following is Jim Boomgard’s Foreword to Access for All, Brigit Helms’ new book on economic inclusion:For the first time in my career as a development professional—a career that goes back to the early 1980s—informed observers are talking in credible terms...


Tanzania Land Tenure Project Wins USAID Digital Development Award

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance (LTA) project as one of the 2018 Digital Development Award winners, also known as the “Digis.” LTA was awarded for its innovative use of GPS technology to survey and register land in rural communities and for its development of a digital registry to document property transfers. These improvements in secure land tenure have led to increased access to inputs and financing for small farmers, reduced property disputes, and a new market for buying and selling land.

Digi_news_cover_photo.jpgA parasurveyor trained by LTA marks property boundaries on a GPS-enabled tablet, creating a digital map of land ownership in the community.


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