JWI provides multi-dimensional support for governments seeking to build a more secure, economically advantaged future for their nation. Our operations are grounded in the global experience and firsthand expertise of our people, shaped to meet a country’s immediate and long-term challenges, and efficiently implemented.
JWI maintains extensive relationships with key officials across Legislative and Executive branches of the U.S. government, including agencies involved in foreign policy, security, trade policy, and international budget allocations. As a result, JWI can assure government clients access to officials involved in developing and authorizing policies that affect the nation, and bring matters convincingly to decision-makers’ attention. JWI also provides embassy staff with logistical, political, and media support for visits to the U.S. by its head of state and senior officials, and facilitates visits by U.S. officials.
With a deep understanding of international financial institutions, JWI advises nations on how they can better qualify for or attract multilateral/bilateral financial support and investment (for example, by strengthening their financial governance, meeting institutions’ debt ceiling requirements, or structuring significant projects), and then leverages relationships with international financial institution professionals on the client’s behalf. JWI also encourages private investment in the country through our networks of business contacts and our participation in major U.S. and international business groups, and facilitates new market channels by connecting the country’s business community with appropriate U.S. agency officials.
JWI helps nations develop world-class infrastructure security, counterterrorism, counternarcotics, law enforcement and other security programs vital to their political, civil, and economic stability. Our security team includes individuals with decades of experience leading U.S. security, intelligence, and public safety initiatives. Services include situation analysis, program planning, training (from high level officials to street level personnel), technology/product acquisition support, physical security, and ongoing project management.
JWI utilizes relationships with major traditional and new media channels in the U.S. and internationally to enhance a country’s image and establish a positive view of its positions. Acting on a government’s behalf, JWI arranges full coverage of official visits, and facilitates appearances at U.S. think tanks, international organizations, academic institutions, and other groups that affect opinion and policy, providing media training as required. On an ongoing basis, JWI arranges exclusive interviews with journalists, both those with broad audiences and those whose special focus aligns with the nation’s specific business or policy goals. JWI also can harness social media and other digital advocacy tools to reach international and domestic publics, transforming information into support.
Tracking attitudes and developments on issues affecting our clients is a fundamental service of JWI. JWI monitors government deliberations and hearings, think tank forums, and influential media, and filters this “raw” information through our knowledge of international realities to produce timely, insightful reports.
Composed of outstanding U.S. military, diplomatic, and international finance leaders, JWI’s Africa Advisory Board brings to JWI’s African government clients specialized understanding of the national, transnational, and region-wide issues they face. Each Board member is known and respected by decision-makers worldwide for his expertise in the region, particularly for related achievements with the U.S. Department of State, the International Monetary Fund, the European Command, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Africa Center for Strategic Studies.