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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Science into Action in Southeast Asia

Awareness of our changing climate has steadily grown over the past decade, but its impacts are viewed as intermittent and fleeting: a big flood or the doubling of the price of rice. News reports and climate change studies suggest widespread threats to our health and socioeconomic wellbeing, but often fail to explain how to adapt to the nuances of a shifting climate.

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Improving Law and Justice

When DAI was called on to implement Proyecto de Justicia de USAID, it set ambitious goals. Among them: strengthen the country's criminal investigation and prosecution system, and build the judiciary's capacity to manage complex cases and caseloads. While the effort bolstered the country's law and justice services, some of the project's most heartfelt successes emanated from its most local component: the Casas Comunitarias de Justicia.

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Sir Malcolm Bruce Joins DAI as a Senior Advisor

DAI is delighted to announce that Sir Malcolm Bruce has joined the firm in an advisory capacity, effective immediately. A distinguished public servant, Bruce brings to DAI more than 40 years of experience spanning government, private industry, and non-profit roles. As the M.P. for the Scottish constituency of Gordon, he served in the British House of Commons for 32 years, chairing the International Development Committee from 2005 to 2015.

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