International Development

AMI serves a variety of public and private sector clients through projects designed to advance community, business and economic development. The company’s work in this area covers a range of activities that includes trade facilitation, feasibility analyses, developing export and investment development strategies, assessing impacts of policies and regulations governing industrial development, strengthening the capabilities of trade and investment agencies.

AMI’s President J. Robert Simmons was a Commissioned Foreign Service Officer (FSO) with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). In his 10 years with USAID, he provided Missions, Embassies, and the international development community with market analysis analyses and concrete action plans on the needs to develop and sustain trade, promote business growth, capture, maintain or regain lost market share. The firm works internationally in agribusiness, trade, manufacturing and services, and finance.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Affairs (OGA)/General Services Administration

September 2015-March 2016

AMI was awarded this Prime contract to work on the evaluation and discovery of the Office of Government Wide Policy  (OGP’s) data collections, data storage, and domains/sites. AMI determines the level of maturity, process of data collections, and details regarding data storage of all OGP domain/websites by coordinating interviews (in person and virtual), reviewing existing documentation, and other methods. After which, AMI documents all findings, creates process maps, and make recommendations for consolidation of the OGP systems.

General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70
May 2015-May 2020

Awarded under solicitation FCIS-JB-980001-B, Schedule 70 is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule, providing direct access to products, services and solutions from more than 5,000 certified industry partners. Contact: GSA contract number GS-35F-338CA, for Special Item Numbers (SIN) 132-51, Information Technology Professional Services.

Technical Assistance to Ownership is Change (OIC) International, a Non-Profit Organization, Philadelphia, PA
July 2010-July 2011

Under this new subcontract award, AMI assesses and reports on all food security issues, including changes in the food security situation and food aid requirements, Hill policies and actions affecting food aid programs, and donor pledges and programs; presents innovative designs of food security projects – lessons learned and best practices; drafts briefing reports, strategy papers, background documents, and work plans for priority issues in coordination with OIC staff; and, organizes OIC’s policy, media, constituency engagement, and policy staff buy-in and support for country strategies.

Technical Assistance to the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) a Non-Profit Organization, Washington, DC
March-April 2010 (Confidential)

AMI was retained by CCA to liaise with international agencies involved in emerging trade and export promotion. AMI undertook analytical activities required to determine the feasibility of opening an international small business center in DC. AMI provided senior and executive management consulting services decision makers and produced a proposal that was successfully funded.

Technical Assistance to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Washington DC
March, 2010 – August 2010

This University funded project was designed to use analytical based tools and methods to review two-year business degrees and programs and to foster private sector demands for future graduates in international organizations such as the IMF, World Bank, etc. with the end result of generating economic growth and increasing employment options for graduates and strengthening existing programs. Specific project objectives included redefining trade and policy course curriculum to identify and respond effectively to industry needs.

Business Development Services, Colombia, S.A
February, 2011 – On-going

AMI currently has product distribution and commercialization operations in South America with a focus on strengthening female-led business operations. For additional information, contact Clara Arroyave, Director of Operations, AMI, S.A. (