ME&A, Inc. is an international development firm based in the Washington, D.C., area, providing innovative solutions for economic development and social progress in more than 80 countries. ME&A has branch offices in Armenia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico, and Tanzania. Our clients include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); the U.S. Department of State; the Millennium Challenge Corporation; the World Bank; government agencies at the federal, state, and local level in the United States; and leading corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses. ME&A's Digital Technologies and Research Unit (DTRU) combines the company's expertise in economics, geography, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, research and analysis to address complex development challenges, informing the products and services of ME&A’s practice areas with evidence-based findings. DTRU is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards for scientific integrity, impartiality, and objectivity in all of its work.