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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Safe Learning Spaces in Honduras Curb Undocumented Migration

It is no coincidence that the cities and neighborhoods in Honduras with the highest incidence of violence are also those with the highest migration rates. In the case of Choloma, for instance, the city’s homicide rate was 77 per 100,000...

Building Digital Medical Records for Floating Villages in Cambodia

How do you digitize medical records in Cambodia when your clinics are on a lake, have minimal internet connectivity, and are four hours away from the nearest big city? Impossible, you say? Not quite. Let me introduce you to the...


DAI Names Tine Knott to Lead U.S. Government Business Unit

DAI today announced the appointment of Tine Knott to lead its U.S. Government Business Unit. As Senior Vice President, Knott will oversee DAI’s largest business unit, which is responsible for designing, marketing, and delivering DAI’s development solutions for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department, and other U.S. agencies.


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