WASHINGTON, D.C. — SDV INTERNATIONAL met U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leadership in DC this month to address the agency’s strategy for partnering with small businesses to meet unique agency needs around the globe. Mauricio Vera, USAID’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Director, facilitated the event. The meeting included a review of FY2018 meaningful impact results around the globe, as well as outlined the USAID’s procurement and partnership strategies for FY2019.

The meeting was hosted by the Small Business Association of International Companies ( is a non-profit organization that was established to promote the meaningful utilization of U.S. small businesses at U.S. government agencies that provide foreign assistance.  SDV INTERNATIONAL’s President, Jason Roys, currently serves as the Co-Chair for Outreach at