DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. They are committed to shaping a more livable world.
They tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. They work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.
Since 1970, they 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.
Mission & Values
DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping people improve their lives. They envision a world in which communities and societies become more prosperous, fairer and better governed, safer, healthier, and environmentally more sustainable.
To achieve this mission, they must be a great place to work and they must be a successful business. They need to attract and retain extraordinary talent, and provide their team with professional opportunity, fair salary and benefits, and a healthy work-life balance. They also must perform as a business so that they can meet their obligations, invest in their future, and reward their employee owners. The more successful they are as a business, the greater development impact they can have.
In everything they do, they live by four core values:
Integrity: they have an uncompromising commitment to civility and ethical behavior. They play by the rules and do the right thing.
Responsibility: they are accountable to their clients, their colleagues, and the communities where they work. If they fall short, they own up, fix the problem, and get it right the next time.
Excellence: they demand of THEMselves the highest technical and professional standards. They celebrate innovation, learning, and service. They have an unwavering desire to “stretch,” as individuals and as an organization.
Global Citizenship: they are a global company with a global outlook. They depend on their diversity, respect the cultures in which they work, and treat everyone, everywhere with professionalism and dignity. They thrive on collaboration with their partners around the world, and share with them the hope that their work will leave the world a better place.See more