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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ICT4D Conference: Unpacking the Complexities of Integrated Health Data and Data Ownership

“We are at an inflection point in digital development!” Lauren Woodman, CEO of NetHope, boomed over the crowd of 750-plus participants the first day of the recent ICT4D Conference in Lusaka, Zambia. It may indeed be a critical time for...

Can We Keep the Promise?Mobilizing Business on the Refugee Frontline in Jordan

In recent years, lower- and middle-income countries have borne the brunt of the global refugee crisis, currently hosting more than 80 percent of the world’s refugees. But some host countries, like Jordan, are taking important steps to seize what opportunities...


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.