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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Helping Eastern Partnership Countries Meet Their Commitments to Address Climate Change

The economies of Eastern Europe have grown in recent decades largely on the backs of heavy industry, mechanisation, and agriculture. In many countries, this has led to significant greenhouse gas emissions, a reliance on inefficient technologies, and a policy environment...

Investments in Internet Access Must Include Investments in “Critical Digital Literacy”

Expanding internet access in ‘last-mile markets’ is a priority for development agencies—and rightly so. The economic costs to countries that do not offer their populations internet access is high: Studies have detailed the internet’s macroeconomic boost to GDP, the economic...


DAI Launches New Unit to Serve Commercial Clients and Host Governments

DAI today announced the launch of the Sustainable Business Group, a unit designed to help private companies operate sustainably, responsibly, and profitably.

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Working with DAI

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