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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Investing in the Underdogs: Boosting Local Leadership in Burma

One of the best ways to ensure a nascent democracy remains stable and becomes increasingly responsive to its people’s needs, according to the U.S. Integrated Country Strategy, is to invest “across a wider spectrum of society” to identify and cultivate...

Unearthing Lessons by Revisiting—Not Reinventing—the Wheel by Utilizing Data Science

As we enter what the World Economic Forum refers to as the “fourth industrial revolution”—a profound transformation of industries and institutions driven by artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and augmented reality—international development practitioners are shifting toward data-centric business practices that...


USAID Administrator Mark Green Visits Kosovo Governance Project

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green recently visited the Municipality of Pristina Procurement Office in Kosovo, to discuss developments in procurement and transparency. Green learned about recent reforms in local governance and improvements that have made procurement systems more transparent and increased accountability. Among these reforms: opening up public contracts, the full adoption of electronic procurement, and more cooperation with civil society.

Administrators Visit 6.jpgTouring the office are, from left, Zekë Bardhaj, Procurement Director, Municipality of Pristina; Shpend Ahmeti, Mayor, Municipality of Pristina; and Mark Green, Administrator, USAID. Photo courtesy: USAID.


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