Global Locations

Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries, and at any one time we are likely to have active projects in 90 or more countries. This worldwide portfolio is supported from more than a dozen corporate locations, including offices in Europe, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

European Union

The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest development donor. DAI, with its long-term presence on the European continent and the acquisition of Human Dynamics, is a key partner in the implementation of the EU global strategy for international development and cooperation. As the leading EU contractor, we seek to build synergies between EU policies to the benefit of partner countries.

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Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy, a country of almost unimaginable promise. But like many emerging nations it faces the development challenges that come with industrialization and growth. With an office in Abuja, our extensive in-country team works with public and private sector clients to realize Nigeria’s extraordinary potential.

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DAI’s office in Oman was established in November 2018 as a point of entry to expand its services in the Gulf region. Since inception it has focused on the objectives of Oman Vision 2040, particularly on promoting a competitive economy that is productive and diversified, driven by an innovative private sector, and achieving sustainable development for the country.

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Home to almost a quarter of a billion people at the crossroads of Central Asia, the Asian Subcontinent, and the Gulf, Pakistan is both a rapidly growing economy and a perennial geopolitical hotspot, given its borders with Afghanistan, China, India, and Iran. DAI brings to Pakistan its global perspective, resources, and expertise, and a locally-led team of world class professionals based in Islamabad.

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United Kingdom

With offices in Apsley, Hertfordshire, and in London, our U.K.-based team delivers results for bilateral and multilateral donors, governments, and private sector clients worldwide, often in difficult environments racked by insecurity and conflict.

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United States

From its earliest days as a start-up in 1970, DAI has maintained a presence in or near Washington, D.C. The three founders’ office was a tiny establishment in Georgetown. Today, our office in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, is home to some 350 employees.

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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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