EDF Consulting Inc., d/b/a as EDF Communications (hereinafter referred to as EDF) is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). An international consulting firm, EDF provides strategic communications and public affairs counseling to organizations operating in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. Since its inception in 2001, EDF has been providing services in the areas of strategic communications, public affairs and institutional relations, internal communications, content development, media relations, crisis management, graphic design, applied research, and capacity-building training. A multilingual firm, EDF offers extensive expertise in the design and implementation of sustainable public awareness and outreach programs as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other efforts to support the development of the rule of law, democracy and governance, anti-corruption, access to justice, micro-enterprises and other similar development areas throughout the world. To that end, EDF has worked on a variety of USAID-funded programs supporting government offices helping increase and improve their communication capabilities. This work has included collaboration with a wide variety of government institutions, both at the national and local level, as well as civil society organizations and other non-government stakeholders active in media and communication activities.