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 Europe, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

United Kingdom

With offices in London and Apsley, Hertfordshire, our U.K.-based team delivers results for bilateral and multilateral donors, governments, and private sector customers worldwide, with a focus on clients in the British government. We work hand in hand with our counterparts in government, civil society, and the private sector to identify where international best practices can be most usefully applied and best tailored to the local context.

Our work is underpinned by decades of experience and proven methodologies in areas as diverse as public sector reform, trade and economic development, global health, finance and microfinance, support to the land sector, food security and safety nets, climate change adaptation, crisis mitigation and recovery, and Making Markets Work for the Poor.

Leveraging the resources of a global organization, DAI employs superior technical and managerial practitioners and consultants worldwide. Our project management systems have demonstrated their effectiveness in the world’s largest development projects—often in highly challenging or unstable environments—so we can manage complex risks and mobilise a wide range of resources quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively.

For more than 50 years, the true measure of our success has been the success of others and the continued benefit resulting from our work long after project completion. We design and implement every project with this result as our goal.

Office Contacts

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—DAI’s staff are steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.

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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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