Global Health

We envision better health systems that foster quality & access; reduce threats; and promote healthier behaviours to improve lives globally.


Market Solutions

Over one third of people around the world don’t have access to basic, affordable healthcare and governments are unable to single-handedly meet the needs of their population. Significant untapped potential to deliver health products, services and information exists within the private sector Business can be one the world’s greatest drivers of positive impact, as demonstrated by the explosion of social enterprises and impact investors emerging daily around the world. But in many countries, economic, financial, and regulatory barriers prevent new companies and business from developing or applying their health care solutions.

Stronger relationships between public and private entities and engagement with other industries such as transportation, agriculture, and education, are needed to provide the world’s most vulnerable with access to equitable healthcare. Our Market Solutions practice develops new partnerships, investments, and programs to enable companies and health services to grow. We envision quality healthcare becoming a driver of economic growth and community wellness by supporting governments and civil society to leverage private sector actors and market dynamics.

We work with start-ups, small businesses, governments, local and multinational corporations, banks and investors to craft solutions that leverage market forces and incentives and empower the private sector.

We specialise in analysing and understanding market systems, developing and strengthening partnerships and creating innovative finance models. Health market system analysis. DAI has well-honed tools, skills, and in-country experience around the world to analyse market dynamics, failures, and successes to inform systemic change.

  • Applying total market approaches: We help governments, donors, businesses, and development partners apply a nuanced understanding of market dynamics to identify opportunities in the health and adjacent sectors to improve coordination, efficiency, quality, and impact.
  • Improving stewardship and regulation. We help governments become effective stewards and regulators of increased private sector participation in the health system in areas such as service delivery, supply chains, and innovation.
  • Improving private sector performance and integration: Our teams apply best practices and adaptive management approaches to improve the quality of services, the reach of products and programs, business viability and market and system linkages for private sector health actors in service delivery, supply chains, and other areas of the heath system.
  • Innovative Finance: DAI brings decades of experience in structuring and advising innovative finance deals to address development challenges. We partner with development finance institutions, leverage, and advise private capital and broker deals through our own investments.
  • Health enterprise investment and partnerships. DAI creates bespoke 1-2-1 partnerships with local and international enterprises through equity investments, project financing, and technical assistance to ensure the next generation of innovators can impact health systems around the world.

Our Experts

Stephen Rahaim is a health system, private sector engagement, and social innovation specialist with 20 years of experience working to strengthen health systems in emerging and developing markets.

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Our Projects


INVEST is a flexible, efficient buy-in mechanism that helps the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mobilize private capital for development results.

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The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Jalin program assisted the Indonesian government as it promoted solutions for preventing maternal and newborn deaths and extending health services.

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Afghanistan—Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE)

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE) program bolstered women’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s economy.

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DAI History: 40 Years of Excellence

DAI was founded in 1970 by three graduates of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government intent on providing a more dynamic and effective brand of development assistance. See how DAI is turning this American success story, into a global one.

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