Global Offices

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

Brussels

DAI has long had a project presence in the European capital and in 2016 we established a formal corporate office, bringing us closer to our clients in the European Commission and elsewhere on the continent. The Brussels team of programme managers and technical staff focuses on business development, project management, technical support, and client relations, and is tightly integrated into DAI’s global organization, tapping the full range of technical specialists and support staff from our U.S., U.K., and other operations.

The team designs and implements a wide range of development solutions for European Union (EU) institutions in high-priority areas such as food security, resilience, private sector development and trade, energy and climate change, governance, and communications and knowledge management.

In Brussels, we work with the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DG DEVCO), the Directorate General for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement (DG NEAR), EU Delegations, and the European External Affairs Service to implement long-term projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, Africa, and Asia—ranging from technical assistance to demand-driven advisory services and a wide range of short-term framework contract projects, particularly in EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement countries.

Our Projects in EU Partner Countries

DAI Brussels is supporting implementation of the EU Budget Support State-building Programme in the Gambia, with a local team of experts supporting government stakeholders through advice, coaching, and capacity building. Other projects include the Technical Assistance to the Zimbabwe Agriculture Growth Programme, which is strengthening local institutions and building capacity across Zimbabwe’s livestock sector, and the Ethiopia Technical Assistance to Support GCCA+/Mainstreaming Climate-Smart Approaches into the Productive Safety Net Programme, which is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture to mainstream climate-smart initiatives and produce evidence to promote dialogue on climate-sensitive programming and climate financing.

Demand-Driven Services, Global Facilities

The Technical and Advisory Services for Social Transfers for Food Security and Nutrition (ASiST III) Programme and the Trade, Private Sector Development, and Engagement (TPSD/E) Facility have very strong bases in Brussels. Through these demand-driven services, DAI provides technical expertise, knowledge management, and communications expertise to thematic units in rural development, food security, and nutrition (DEVCO C1); in private sector and trade (DEVCO C4); and to EU Delegations worldwide.

Framework Contracts

DAI has a long history of supporting the EC’s framework contracts, with the first contract dating back more than 20 years. DAI Brussels is currently leading the COM 2015 lot 1 (Evaluation) and is present on all six lots of the SIEA Framework contracts (2018 to 2022), leading on lots 1 (Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Resilience) and 3 (Human Rights, Democracy, and Peace) and partnering with renowned consulting firms on the other four lots.

DAI Brussels was officially registered as a separate Belgian legal entity in July 2016. As a global organization, DAI Brussels is a member of Friends of Europe and the European Federation of Management Consultancies Association and a partner of ECDPM.

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