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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The Rising Tide of ICTs for Accountability

A tectonic shift is taking place in commerce, and we’re all a part of it. At its core, it boils down to one concept: accountability. The accelerating movement toward web-based management tools, data analytics, and automation among businesses—coupled with the...

Getting Started with RStudio, Part 2

This article is part 2 of a series exploring the basics of importing and analyzing data in RStudio. In a previous post we introduced the R programming language, RStudio as a development environment, and examined rainfall data for May. The...


DAI Named USAID’s Large Business Partner of the Year

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has named DAI its USAID Large Business Partner of the Year in recognition of the firm’s work with small businesses in 2017.

DAI-News----Zan-USAID-Partner-Award.jpgFrom left, USAID Acting Deputy Administrator David Moore, DAI Senior VP Zan Northrip, and USAID Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Director Mauricio Vera. Photo: USAID.


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