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

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Oct 2014

This blog looks at the predictions around how many people will get Ebola and explaining why it is necessary to plan for the worst.
24th October 2014
AGI’s Andy Ratcliffe and Dan Hymowitz met with leading development practitioners and researchers this week at an event organized by the Harvard Kennedy School and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to learn from cutting edge ways of working in development that are emerging around the world.
24th October 2014
How responding to Ebola is a coordination challenge as well as a medical one.
17th October 2014
How aid donors can make their aid more politically realistic.
16th October 2014

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