DAI works on the frontlines of international development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.


We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.


Since 1970, we have worked in more than 150 countries—delivering results across the spectrum of international development contexts, from stable societies and high-growth economies to challenging environments racked by political or military conflict.

Global Impact

We partner with local people and institutions on scores of projects worldwide.

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Catalyzing Economic Growth

Our project—which aimed to improve Cambodia’s business friendliness and economic vitality—touched the lives of 1.3 million people in its second phase alone.

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Finding What Works

“DAI made drastic steps forward in measuring impact, marking the new way forward in measuring project impact in stabilization effectiveness.” - USAID

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Mutually Profitable Bonding of Suppliers and Farmers via SMS

For prevention of mealy bugs, mix 50-70 cc Razlat, Pointer or Penal in 10 liters of water and use the solution. Jalalabad 0700957057

This is what marketing looks like in rural Afghanistan.

It arrives on the mobile phones of farmers, many of whom do not know how to use, in this case, insecticide, arriving not intrusively like spam but as a practical Short Message Service (SMS) tip to help farmers protect their crops, boost productivity, and make more money. The sender, however, is not an extension worker, aid agency, or university partner—it is a businessman in Jalalabad trying to sell insecticide while cultivating customer goodwill.

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DAI offers rewarding careers for talented technical, managerial, and support professionals.