Who We Are

Development Economics for Sustainability And Impact

D&A is a mission-based innovative finance advisory firm focused on designing and structuring blended and outcome-based financing solutions for public, philanthropic and private sector capital providers. It also provides research, advocacy and capacity building services to drive improved capital allocation, democratize knowledge and drive tri-sector collaboration for sustainable development across inclusion, livelihoods and climate action.

What We Do

Desai & Associates works with funders (foundations, funds, family offices), founders (not profits, social enterprises, corporates), policymakers / regulators, and international organisations (such as UN agencies and DFIs) on impact investment, blended and outcomes finance, green finance, ESG and venture philanthropy. We provide three sets of services (i) Fund Strategy, Structuring and Syndication, (ii) Research, Knowledge & Convenings and (iii) Ecosystem Development and Market Building by leveraging our inter-disciplinary expertise across the innovative finance spectrum and deep network with leaders across domains and social sectors to help clients achieve their goals for growth, sustainability and impact.


Fund Strategy, Structuring and Syndication


Research, Knowledge & Convening


Education, Capacity, Policy Advocacy

Our Focus Areas





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