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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Adapting MSD Programs to Refugee Communities: Five Insights for Practitioners

As more donors, NGOs, governments, and multilateral agencies promote market-based livelihoods interventions for refugees, the authors offer five insights for market systems development (MSD) practitioners who may be new to working with humanitarian actors in refugee communities.

Social Media for Civic Education: Challenges and Opportunities in Cambodia

Abby Edwards, Aishwarya Jadav, Arin Kerstein, Alvin Siagian, and Shuyang Wang are second-year master’s students in the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies international development program. They worked with DAI from September 2022 to April 2023 on the...


DAI Looks Forward to Active Participation at COP28

Numerous DAI-led projects and technical experts are participating in the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Dubai, which runs from November 30 through December 12. COP is the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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