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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Getting Past the Blockchain Hype Cycle

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), commonly referred to as blockchain applications, are possibly the most talked about innovation of the day. And the most commonly discussed DLT applications are those that involve financial transactions with cryptocurrencies. Fortune Magazine recently listed “The...

Why is DAI Investing in a Coding School?

DAI and Rockville, Maryland-based United Solutions recently launched a business called Code Partners to provide classroom instruction in software development. Code Partners will rely on the proven curriculum and teaching methods of Seattle-based Code Fellows, starting with beginner-level courses in...


Distinguished Nigerian Professional Ike Osakwe Joins DAI Board

Ike Osakwe, most recently the Managing Director of GRID Consulting, has joined DAI’s Board following the recent successful acquisition of GRID.

Ike and Betsey news.jpgIke Osakwe is welcomed by Betsey Nelson, DAI’s chair of the Board of Managers.

Working with DAI

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