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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Q&A: Developing High-Quality, Nature-Based Solutions for Carbon Removal

Barry Flaming, DAI’s Senior Technical Advisor on Climate, Natural Resources, and Private Sector Engagement, talks with Christy Owen about his work supporting a global buy-in program to assess opportunities for developing carbon removal projects.

Digital Rights and the Technology Workforce: Why Do We Need Our Technology Professionals to be Informed on Human Rights?

We are in a digital revolution, from which governments, economies, and individuals are poised to reap many benefits. Local workforce development is inextricably linked to this revolution on a country’s economy because governments and the private sector will be unable...


DAI’s CIDR Program Wins USAID 2023 Digital Development Award

DAI is pleased to share the news that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has named the Critical Infrastructure Digitalization and Resilience (CIDR) program as winner of a 2023 Digital Development Award.

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