Governance

Strengthening and improving government performance by providing technical advice, strategic guidance, and support to public institutions, elected bodies, and citizens.

Public Financial Management

Since 1970, we have helped countries improve public financial management and advance thought leadership on approaches to overcoming policy and institutional constraints to economic competitiveness, socioeconomic development, and poverty reduction. Our experience in a wide range of transformational environments provides us the necessary context to foster efficient and effective tax systems, results-driven budgeting, transparent and accountable public expenditure management, and robust macro-fiscal planning, optimizing public sector performance and contributing to broad-based, sustainable economic growth.

Our Experts


Stephen Carpenter is a governance specialist with 15 years of experience whose field-based work has focused on anticorruption, public financial management, customs modernization, and institutional strengthening.

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Gareth Davies is a Senior Principal Global Practice Specialist with DAI and a nine-time Chief of Party managing projects focused on complex economic, trade an public financial management reforms.

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Specializing in public finance, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz has helped governments in many countries transform their fiscal policy and management, laying the foundations for more efficient and accountable use of public resources, better public service delivery, and improved living standards.

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Alexander Kitain is a Harvard-trained public administration professional with a unique combination of skills in tax policy, tax and customs administration, tax and financial accounting, trade, economics, and public finance.

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John Lindsay leads DAI’s Workforce Development and Youth practice, specializing in developing market-driven products and services that improve competitiveness for enterprises and employment opportunities for youth.

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Roberto Toso is a senior economist with more than 25 years of international development experience working on financial sector reform, economic policy, public financial management, international trade, and competitiveness strategy.

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After graduating from Georgetown University’s McDonough Business School, Jim Winkler accepted a two-year assignment in Costa Rica as a small business advisor with the Peace Corps rather than the well-heeled path of Wall Street and corporate America that most of his classmates followed.

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John Yates leads DAI’s Global Practice for Public Financial Management covering macroeconomic policy, domestic resource mobilization, budget planning and execution, tax and customs administration, central banking, trade and investment policy, and the business enabling environment.

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Our Projects


East Africa—Trade and Investment Hub

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is the U.S. Government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, which works to increase U.S.-Africa trade and investment, regional integration, and competitiveness.

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Guatemala—Nexos Locales

Nexos Locales works with municipalities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands to foster more responsive, inclusive, and effective socio-economic development while reducing local vulnerabilities such as food insecurity and natural disasters. To achieve this goal, the project works at the intersection—or nexos—of good governance.

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Jordan—Competitiveness Program (JCP)

JCP activities align with the goals and opportunities of the Jordan Compact, which coordinates donor responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The program’s three complementary work streams focus on investment, exports, and business-enabling environment.

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Liberia—Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth (RG3)

Enhancing the government of Liberia’s ability to collect taxes from its citizens, known as domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), is a critical part of helping the country meet the long-term development goals laid out in its ambitious Agenda for Transformation.

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Nigeria—State Partnership for Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government (SPARC); Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government (ARC)

The Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government (ARC) programme supports the Nigerian government in more effectively managing resources and providing more responsive and accountable services to its citizens.

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Pakistan—Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA)

PREIA works to increase Pakistan’s access to regional and international markets and is a key economic growth project that stands to benefit numerous Pakistani businesses.

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Tajikistan—Support to Parliamentary Oversight of the Public Financial Management Process in the Tajikistan Parliament

DAI will offer technical assistance, advice, and training to the Tajik Parliament to support its oversight responsibilities for more effective management of public finances, resulting in greater transparency and accountability.

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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 to global markets.

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Guatemala—Fiscal and Procurement Reform Project (FPRP)

The Government of Guatemala’s anemic ratio of tax revenue-to-gross domestic product means the country cannot afford to provide critical public services. The project team will assist the government to increase domestic resource mobilization, enhance transparency and accountability, and support public procurement reform.

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El Salvador—Domestic Resource Mobilization Program

By working with national and local governments to improve their systems for collecting and spending revenue, the El Salvador Domestic Resource Mobilization Program increases public funding to support social programs, generate employment, and reduce inequality.

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Egypt—Macro-Economic Stabilization and Reform (MESR)

The Macro-Economic Stabilization and Reform (MESR) project is addressing Egypt’s macroeconomic challenges and assisting with implementing reforms expected by the International Monetary Fund.

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