About Us

We are involved in all areas of international economic promotion. We help clients to develop policies, strategies and performance standards that deliver tangible economic results.

GDP Global Development (GDP) is the leading London-based provider of strategic consulting services for economic promotion organisations in the area of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI). Our principal services include:

  • Strategic consultancy:
    Economic development strategy, organisation and operations
  • Investment attraction services:
    Delivering new investment leads
  • Training, personal development and mentoring:
    Public, in house and personal coaching
  • Independent audits:
    Benchmarking, monitoring and evaluation services

About Us

Established in 1999, GDP has its offices in London and Johannesburg, and associates located in Spain, Sweden, elsewhere in Europe, the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

The depth and quality of GDP’s economic consulting is delivered by a core team of seven consultants, and the GDP network of 80 associates worldwide.

GDP specialises in international business development, economic and investment promotion. We are involved at all stages in the investor road map and in all areas of international economic promotion.

GDP links companies to other companies, to sources of finance and to places. We work with governments, ministries, local authorities and agencies to develop policies, strategies and performance standards that meet their needs. Much of GDP’s work for its government clients involves substantial levels of contact with international corporate investors and business intermediaries.

Who We Are

GDP Global is a leading economic promotion consulting firm, based in London, specialising in providing services for trade and foreign investment promotion organisations.

We are involved in all areas of international economic promotion. We help clients to develop policies, strategies and performance standards that deliver tangible economic results.

What We Do

GDP Global support governments and investment and trade promotion organisations to make locations more attractive and better understand and address the environment, challenges and opportunities in the field of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and international trade to achieve GDP growth.

We go beyond strategic and policy advice and provide implementation support and capacity-building to make sure our clients can translate our recommendations into action.

On every case, we develop highly customised and pragmatic solutions that provide sustained performance improvement.

Founded in 1999

Based in London with offices in South Africa and Australia

15 high profile economic consultants and 20 associate local industry experts


Some of our valued clients

We have proudly worked with clients representing ministries, national, regional, city, trade and investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, international institutions and multilateral banks.



Australia & Asia

Latin America

North America


Our Solutions

Strategy and Intelligence

Unparalleled insights and analysis to help clients develop their investment attraction, economic and trade promotion policies, strategies and techniques to stay ahead of the market.


We increase efficiency and standards of economic promotion organisations by providing the optimal methodologies, processes, business models, modus operandi, and performance measurement and monitoring to successfully drive FDI attraction and trade promotion.

Capacity building

GDP Global provides practical and operational training, helping organisations to equip their people with expert knowledge and skills to work towards their investment attraction and export goals.

FDI promotion experts

GDP Global takes a holistic perspective on the complex business of inward investment attraction. We have the ability to demystify the complex world of FDI to understand the role and impact of policy vs macroeconomics, business environment, marketing, branding, sales and its challenges and opportunities that are key to economic diversification and growth.