We work shoulder-to-shoulder with government colleagues in African Presidencies and Ministries to help them turn their visions for development into reality

AGI’s practical support helps leaders to bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and their governments’ ability to implement it. Our advisors work with political leaders and public officials to develop the skills, systems and structures that they need to get things done and meet the expectations of their citizens. We focus on the three fundamental processes that need to work for implementation of reforms to succeed: prioritisation, so efforts are focused on a clear set of tangible goals; planning, so that it’s clear how to reach those goals; and performance management, to keep everything moving. We do it by:

  • Working shoulder-to-shoulder and leader-to-leader. Our teams, based full-time in our partner countries on a long term basis, work as colleagues alongside local public servants. This is complemented at the leadership level by the work of Tony Blair and a network of other international senior advisors and experts who share experiences and advice with the leaders we are working with
  • Focusing on the Presidential and Prime Ministerial level because if the system at the centre doesn’t work political leaders can’t drive delivery
  • Tailoring our approach to the specific needs of each country. There is no off-the-shelf system that will work everywhere.  Context matters. We work alongside governments to build a system that works for them.


See inside the heart of the Ebola response and find out what lessons we learned while supporting the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to manage the crisis.
Sebastien Frendo, AGI's Country Head in Ethiopia, shares his first-hand experience of the potential of manufacturing to grow the economy and reduce poverty in Ethiopia.
SCBI brings together Rwandan public servants and international experts. This helps them deliver and build capacity at the same time.
Access to electricity is essential for development. That's why it's a priority for the Government of Rwanda.


Almost 300 million people live in our partner countries. We support their governments to improve their lives


Over 60% of people in sub-Saharan Africa rely on farming for their livelihoods, that's why we work on agriculture


Seven out of ten peope in sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity, that's why we work on energy

AGI In Action

Jul 2015

Job opportunity
Have you got the skills and experience to lead one of our in country teams?
16th July 2015
Only just over 1% of Liberians have electricity - find out how AGI is supporting the government to change this.
14th July 2015
Speaking in New York at an event organised by AGI-US and moderated by Jeffrey Sachs last week, President Condé gave an insight into the challenges facing Guinea as it seeks to end the Ebola epidemic and outlined the government's plans for recovery.
13th July 2015
In Liberia the government has a vital role to play in lifting constraints on the job-creating private sector and in kick starting job-creating industries, an important part of its plan to reduce poverty.
7th July 2015
Job opportunity
Could you support Sierra Leonean public servants to plan, finance and implement the major infrastructure projects their country needs?
4th July 2015
Job opportunity
Could you provide embedded support to a new Delivery Team in Sierra Leone, driving forward delivery of the post‐Ebola recovery plan?
3rd July 2015
Job opportunity
Could you support the Minister of Energy and his Ministry in the management of a range of priority projects?
2nd July 2015
Job opportunity
Could you support the relevant leaders in the Government of Sierra Leone in identifying high priority interventions?
1st July 2015

Jun 2015


.@NP_Thompson spoke to @devex's @JennyLeiRavelo about our 'State of Emergency' report on Ebola: t.co/SEe77QaP84

30th June 2015

Watch @UNMEER Chief Peter Graaff explain in 60 seconds why better decision-making helped beat Ebola: t.co/Hu48nU3qBh #ebolaresponse

29th June 2015
The leaders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have played a crucial role in fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. State of Emergency: how government fought Ebola, a new report from AGI, looks at the challenges faced by the people at the heart of the response in these three countries, and how they have overcome them.
25th June 2015
AGI’s founder and patron Tony Blair spoke at the Global Philanthropy Forum in Washington DC today where he set out the case for putting effective government at the centre of African development.
19th June 2015

Lessons from Ebola - Part 5: Be flexible

17th June 2015