The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Global Research Group

Actionable insights from tomorrow's leaders

Are you looking for cutting-edge, cost-effective, and timely analyses to achieve your organization’s goals?

The University of Washington’s Global Research Group (GRG) provides fresh and innovative analyses for private and public sector organizations seeking a strategic edge in today’s competitive global markets. The GRG leverages the cutting-edge mindset and international expertise of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies faculty, staff and students.

GRG consultants provide in-depth data analysis, reports, presentations and country research to meet their partners’ needs. Since 2009, GRG teams have worked for Microsoft, Starbucks, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and many others. GRG consultants aim to improve the transfer of research and expertise between higher education, the private sector, and policy making institutions.


Global Research Groups can offer the following services:

  • Country and region-specific briefings
  • Data analysis and visualizations
  • Geopolitical risk assessment
  • Qualitative analyses
  • Political and legal institution assessment
  • Foreign language capabilities
  • Survey design and implementation
  • Interviewing clients, stakeholders, partners
  • Monitoring and evaluations research
  • Literature reviews

“This research gives us an invaluable roadmap and identifies obstacles and opportunities we hadn’t considered. I was very impressed with the competence and skills of the ARP [GRG] team.”Kevin Sullivan (Microsoft, GRG Client)

GRG Success Stories

About the Global Research Group

Since the program’s launch in 2009, GRG consultants and completed projects have crystallized complex data into actionable insights for a wide variety of organizations including Starbucks, Microsoft, Global Washington, williamsworks, Construction for Change, Rohingya Project, The United Nations, and The Tableau Foundation. With research topics and area expertise available and tailored to individual client’s needs, teams of Jackson School faculty and GRG consultants provide top-notch research and the opportunity to invest in the next generation. For clients, the benefits of partnering with the GRG are boundless.

Learn more about the program