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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Doubling Access to Safe Drinking Water: How Four African Countries Did It … and How Others Can, Too

In 1990, the East African nation of Ethiopia stood among the nations in most dire need of water development. Seventeen years of war had left its government and systems in disarray. Only 11 percent of its more than 48 million...

Making Land Rights Real

Land rights are largely taken for granted in the developed world. Yet for many people in developing nations, land rights have no reality. In the developed world, land rights are almost always recorded in secure registers, but this is not...


DAI Invests in MobileODT, a Breakthrough Provider of Cervical Cancer Detection Technology

DAI today announced an investment in the mHealth service provider, MobileODT. In turn, MobileODT will take advantage of DAI’s worldwide footprint to expand the global penetration of its flagship EVA System, which combines advanced optical technology with smartphone capabilities to bring affordable cancer detection services to underserved communities around the world.

Working with DAI

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