Economic Growth

Driving trade, technology, agriculture, business, and financial services to create jobs, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.

Business Environment Reform

We have deep experience in reforming business environments to improve competitiveness of companies, industries, and countries in domestic and global markets.

Using top-down and bottom-up approaches, we lower transaction costs, simplify regulations, and develop necessary laws and regulations to reduce informality, increase employment and investment, and access markets. We work with governments to strengthen their ability to develop and implement laws and regulations that support competitiveness, and streamline regulations already on the books. In the private sector, we support firms and other industry stakeholders to be effective partners in promoting systemic change.

Our Experts


Edwin Berk has made a career of building the businesses of professional services companies where public and private sectors intersect.

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Arsalan Faheem works with our London-based Private Sector Development practice, where he is responsible for advising DAI’s portfolio of economic development programmes, as well as growing the practice through client development.

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Rémy Kormos has more than 22 years of experience in international business law, implementing business environment reform, commercial law, and judicial reform in developing and transitioning countries.

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Matthew Roberts leads the Europe office’s Managing for Development Results (MfDR) initiative, which aims to bring together and utilise results data from all of DAI’s projects, regardless of donor, country or sector, and allow the company to take stock of, learn from and communicate its achievements.

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Kongkona Sarma is an experienced economic development specialist who started her career in the capital markets, gaining skills in financial valuation, corporate restructuring, and quantitative research.

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Our Projects


Mozambique—Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development (SPEED, SPEED+)

The Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development+ program is helping to create a favorable business environment in Mozambique to attract investment and expand markets, with the goal of contributing to inclusive economic growth and the conservation of natural resources.

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Myanmar—DaNa Facility

The DaNa Facility works to reduce poverty and increase incomes by fostering a strong business environment conducive to the creation of jobs and economic opportunities.

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Southern Africa—Trade and Investment Hub

The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub engages with partners across Southern Africa to deepen regional economic integration, promote two-way trade with the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and attract investment that drives commercial expansion within the region and globally.

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Worldwide—Trade, Private Sector Development, and Engagement (TPSD/E) Facility

The Trade, Private Sector Development, and Engagement Facility helps shape and implement new policies related to Aid for Trade and regional integration programmes.

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The Gambia—State Building Contract 1 Complementary Support (SBC1 CS)

Through the State Building Contract 1 Complementary Support programme, DAI is promoting inclusive growth and improved governance in The Gambia.

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Ukraine—USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA)

The USAID Economic Resilience Activity works to strengthen the economy of eastern Ukraine in the response to recent regional instability.

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Lebanon—Economic Reform and Infrastructure Investment Programme (LERII)

LERII assists the Lebanese government in implementing key economic reforms, reaches agreement on the construction of key donor-financed infrastructure projects, and ensures that such projects are successfully built and operated.

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