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Transforming Ideas into Impact

Delivering data-driven, sustainable solutions that transform lives and empower communities through a global platform that links learning to impact.

Who We Are

On the Cutting Edge
of International Development

DT Global, built on more than 50 years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development (GPD) Charitable Trust, applies ingenuity, evidence, and passion to everything we do. Grounded in decades of technical expertise and leadership around the world, we incorporate rigorous learning and assessment in our program design process to ensure that we stay on the cutting edge of thought leadership. Our technical experts work in partnership with communities and institutions to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that create sustainable change and improve people's lives.

Our Difference

Learning and Adaptation

DT Global conducts on-the-ground research and utilizes a proprietary methodology to ensure our projects and programs are constantly adapting in the face of shifting realities and complex challenges. Technical knowledge and expertise - coupled with in-house data analytical capabilities - support strong project design, innovation testing, impact measurement, and high-quality programming. This emphasis on experience, evidence, and learning ensures that we are providing our partners and clients around the world with strong, responsive, context-appropriate programs that achieve maximum impact on the ground.

Profit for Purpose

DT Global channels the majority of fees received from donor contracts back into our partner non-profit, DT Institute, to support initiatives that test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities. Drawing on our extensive network of private sector partners and foundations, the DT Global family facilitates donor collaboratives and supports corporate social responsibility initiatives. Together, we have the unique ability to augment existing donor-funded programs through matching grants and provide innovative solutions to program financing – further investing in the communities where we’ve worked to transform lives for more than 50 years.

Innovation for Good

Embedded within DT Global is a catalytic innovation unit working to close the gap between talk and action. Our environment encourages staff to collaborate and to generate new ideas, where co-design and partnership opportunities are welcomed and identified, where experimentation and testing is encouraged, and where evolving best practices are widely shared. These steps combine to create thoughtful and impactful solutions for DT Global and our clients and stakeholders.

The Global Platform

With corporate offices in Washington DC, Madrid, and Adelaide, the DT Global family represents a global capability of development practitioners with best-in-class technical expertise in delivering solutions. With ongoing projects in more than 90 countries, the DT Global family champions international best practices in developing local solutions. Our global presence and reach enable us to rapidly mobilize resources and adapt our programming approach for greater impact.


We are united by our shared passion for outcomes that advance human progress, while our diverse global perspectives allow us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways.


A New Model for Development

We are pioneering a new way of doing business – starting with a unique structure where GPD Charitable Trust is the principal owner of the for-profit consulting entity, DT Global. This model will allow DT Global to channel the majority of fees received from contracts back into its partner non-profit, DT Institute, to support initiatives that test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities. Drawing on an extensive network of private sector partners and foundations, DT Institute – launching in October 2019 - will be both a funder and an implementer, driving innovation and strengthening communities and leaders. Together, the DT Global family will have the unique ability to augment existing donor-funded programs through matching grants and provide modern solutions to program financing.



Leveraging our experience working in fragile and conflict-affected environments, DT Global has developed a participatory, inclusive, and data-driven analytical framework – Sensus – to help our partners design hyper-local interventions that mitigate the underlying causes of violence, instability, or community dysfunction.

Seeing a problem from the community’s perspective provides the context required for rigorous analysis and community-inspired collaborative program design. By working with local stakeholders throughout the Sensus process, we are better positioned to prioritize community voices, challenge outsider assumptions, and ensure sensitivity to local dynamics.

Establishing community partnerships ensures project ownership and sustainability from key stakeholders. With local stakeholders, DT Global tailors survey instruments, applies our Sensus analytical filters, verifies and validates findings, co-designs activities, and applies lessons learned and best practices.

From stabilization and countering violent extremism (CVE) to combatting gang violence and gender-based violence, DT Global adapts Sensus with context-specific analytical filters, developed and informed by conflict theory and best practices, to address the underlying causes of community vulnerability.

To better attain accurate and relevant information, DT Global co-creates conflict sensitive and context specific questionnaires with local partners. We train our local researchers to collect primary source quantitative and qualitative data using technology-enabled collection tools. The resulting data and analytics can be viewed geospatially in real-time on DT Global’s Knowledge Management System (KMS).

Once the data is collated in the KMS, our team analyzes the findings to identify and prioritize community vulnerabilities and key drivers of conflict. DT Global then validates these findings through participatory focus group discussions with community members.

Once key drivers have been validated, DT Global facilitates dialogues with community stakeholders to co-design realistic and actionable activities to mitigate priority drivers of violence, instability, or community dysfunction. Along with activity design, local stakeholders generate specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and timed (SMART) indicators to track proposed activities.

Because perception data can be viewed in real-time, activities can be quickly adjusted to adapt to changing perceptions or dynamics on the ground. This means that local partners gain greater understanding as they implement their activities, reallocating resources to maximize outputs and outcomes. When appropriate, DT Global reports the findings to local councils and host governments in order to seek greater collaboration and to link sub-national and national initiatives to ensure meaningful and sustainable impact. This continuous and expansive learning process not only allows interventions to remain agile and effective in addressing community vulnerabilities, but also builds on existing community resiliencies to establish sustainable linkages.