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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Development During Quarantine: Lessons from Four USAID Projects

Mobility is fundamental to global development work. People, materials, and information must reach areas that can be geographically remote or underserved by communication infrastructures. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed an industry that can no longer rely on access to travel...

How to Protect Digital Privacy and Security During COVID-19 Response

What do cyber attacks, virtual learning platforms, and the spread of misinformation online have in common? All have seen substantial spikes over the past four months. Each one would be nonexistent without digital technology. Technology has served as both an...


An Anti-Racist Company: CEO Jim Boomgard Lays Out Vision for DAI’s Racial and Social Justice Initiative

Jim Boomgard Last month, DAI announced a significant commitment to combat racism and social injustice. Yesterday, in a communication to staff, President and CEO Jim Boomgard spelled out the vision and principles—developed by the Racial and Social Justice Initiative team—that will guide the company’s anti-racism initiative, which is “not only aligned with DAI’s long-standing values,” he said, “but also extends those values in important and highly relevant ways.”

The full text of the Vision and Guiding Principles document follows.


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