Development Alternatives Inc.

Founding Year: 1970

Staff: 228

Budget:  $272m (2015)

James Boomgard (President and Chief Executive Officer)

Development Alternatives Inc is an international development company. For more than 50 years, they have been working in more than 150 countries and “tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability.” In particular, their “development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines.” Their clients “include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.”



Development Alternatives Inc. contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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