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 Crucial Role of Social Protection Systems in Building Resilience to Climate Risks

Already facing severe climate-related disruptions, Bangladesh is now enduring the additional economic and human development setback of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both threaten to reverse the considerable gains made to reduce poverty and inequality in the country. Bangladesh is trying to...

Barriers to Digital Inclusion: What is Different for Children?

Throughout this past summer, DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration has been working with the Sesame Workshop on its Play to Learn program to explore the possibilities for using digital tools to provide education services among children, ages 3 to 8,...


New Laws in Serbia Promise to Advance the Energy Transition

Serbia is among the European countries with the highest energy intensity, largely dependent on fossil fuels, especially coal. Its development targets, however, call on the country to put its energy sector on a more sustainable footing by improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy sources.



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