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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Cyber Security Series Part 2: Understanding Cyber Security as Part of the Digital Development Conversation

In our first post in the 2018 Cyber Security Series, I discussed why cyber security should be a key consideration in the design of digital tools that help support sustainable development efforts. I highlighted that trust in digital tools should...

Fishing with Smartphones

Much has been written about the digital divide and the failure of ICT to meet the needs of the poorest users. As World Bank President Jim Kim says, “We must continue to connect all people so that no one is...


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.