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GPI Research & Consultancy

The Global Policy Institute (GPI London) is an independent and non-partisan think tank that was founded in 2007 to analyse questions of globalisation and the changing world order. The Institute is based in the City of London and draws on a rich pool of international thinkers, academics as well as policy and business professionals. The Institute gives non-partisan guidance to policymakers and decision makers in business, government, and NGOs.

GPI also offers a range of advisory services for public and private sector organisations. These are based on our research resources, network and experience, and can be provided, if necessary, working with other organisations or individuals.

Thought Leadership & Bespoke Research

We produce rigorous research reports and collateral to help organisations answer specific questions for internal and external audiences, using a mix of qualitative and quantitative insights and methods.

Geopolitical & Economic Insight

We provide analysis and insight on  global economic, geopolitical and country specific themes and risks, such as conflicts, power shifts and elections, as well as trends in economic policy and statecraft. 

Strategic Foresight

We provide long-term scenario planning and horizon scanning to help prepare organisations for a range of possible futures, and advise on steps to manage risks and seize opportunities under various circumstances.

Market & Sector Studies

We support corporate strategy development, including regional and global expansion and capital allocation planning, through forward-looking regional, country and sector studies.

Policy Analysis & Design

We help public sector clients review and identify policy options that best meet their objectives. We also build the evidence base for and support the design of policies and regulations.

Trade & Supply Chain Strategy

We help clients identify changes to global supply and trade patterns. We also map and assess their supply chain exposure and provide advice on how to reduce vulnerabilities and boost resilience.

Board Presentations & Briefings

We provide our distinct insights and perspectives on global issues and emerging themes to stimulate debate and inform board discussions, internal working groups or corporate offsites. 

Senior Management Issues Coaching

We provide bespoke coaching sessions and material  to senior managers and decision makers on specific global policy issues. These help to prepare before conference appearances, meetings or public hearings.

Bob Savic

Co-Head, GPI Research & Consultancy

GPI International Trade Consulting
Bob Savic, Senior Research Fellow, GPI

Bob Savic has experience in the following areas for multinational and SME corporate clients based in the United Kingdom and European Union:
  • Onshoring and reshoring analysis of international supply chains including for the machinery, electrical equipment, transportation, energy and semiconductor and internet-related sectors;
  • Assessment of trade legislation and industrial zone enterprise laws of various countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific as alternative centres of distribution and production to China;
  • EU Global Gateway support for reshoring into the investment regimes and customs unions of North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the broader Middle East;
  • Reshoring analysis for manufacturing enterprises into neighbouring European Union and non-EU Eastern European jurisdictions, including the Western Balkans and former CIS states constituting the Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and others;
  • Support in the practical implementation of the UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement including on easements, issues governing rules of origin, replacement of EU trade agreements, subsidy control commitments, NI protocol, cross-border services arrangements and other matters;
  • Analysis of UK and EU trade agreements with third countries including digital trade partnerships and on the process and prospects of ongoing trade negotiations;
  • Assessments of UK and EU export control regimes for strategic items including for military and dual use goods;
  • Examining the main sources of international trade law including the World Trade Organisation, bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, including in the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, and various other forms of preferential trade agreements;
  • Support in the implementation of sanctions regimes, including EU and UK jurisdictional coverage of imposing, administering and enforcing sanctions such as trade, financial, transport and immigration sanctions;
  • National security and investment law assessments including statutory regimes for government scrutiny of and interaction in the prosecution of investments and acquisitions for purposes of safeguarding national security.”

Thomas Gratowski

Co-Head, GPI Research & Consultancy

GPI International Trade Consulting
Bob Savic, Senior Research Fellow, GPI

Bob Savic has experience in the following areas for multinational and SME corporate clients based in the United Kingdom and European Union:
  • Onshoring and reshoring analysis of international supply chains including for the machinery, electrical equipment, transportation, energy and semiconductor and internet-related sectors;
  • Assessment of trade legislation and industrial zone enterprise laws of various countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific as alternative centres of distribution and production to China;
  • EU Global Gateway support for reshoring into the investment regimes and customs unions of North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the broader Middle East;
  • Reshoring analysis for manufacturing enterprises into neighbouring European Union and non-EU Eastern European jurisdictions, including the Western Balkans and former CIS states constituting the Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and others;
  • Support in the practical implementation of the UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement including on easements, issues governing rules of origin, replacement of EU trade agreements, subsidy control commitments, NI protocol, cross-border services arrangements and other matters;
  • Analysis of UK and EU trade agreements with third countries including digital trade partnerships and on the process and prospects of ongoing trade negotiations;
  • Assessments of UK and EU export control regimes for strategic items including for military and dual use goods;
  • Examining the main sources of international trade law including the World Trade Organisation, bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, including in the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, and various other forms of preferential trade agreements;
  • Support in the implementation of sanctions regimes, including EU and UK jurisdictional coverage of imposing, administering and enforcing sanctions such as trade, financial, transport and immigration sanctions;
  • National security and investment law assessments including statutory regimes for government scrutiny of and interaction in the prosecution of investments and acquisitions for purposes of safeguarding national security.”