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.

Highlights

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.

300m

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

60%

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

70%

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

AGI In Action

Jul 2015

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Africa is in the grip of an energy crisis, says this year’s Africa Progress Panel (APP) Report. We ask how to light up rural homes in sub-Saharan Africa.
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

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

30th June 2015
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What does it take to get to zero new #Ebola cases? Lessons form #Liberia. @PNUDGuinee @UNDPSierraLeone @UNDPLiberia t.co/KkI40aU5rj

29th June 2015
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Watch @UNMEER Chief Peter Graaff explain in 60 seconds why better decision-making helped beat Ebola: t.co/Hu48nU3qBh #ebolaresponse

29th June 2015
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What lessons should governments, aid agencies & NGO’s take from Ebola? Here's 6 from our report ‘State of Emergency’ t.co/dFx8zCeMIK

26th June 2015
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Can we learn some positive lessons from the Ebola crisis? @NP_Thompson writes for @HuffingtonPost t.co/1rL2VXDfRE

26th June 2015
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More NCIS than Grey's Anatomy - @dyhmowit for @Eboladeeply on the last mile of the Ebola fight in W.Africa . t.co/VnznvqOw7d

26th June 2015
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AGI's patron @tonyblairoffice sets out for @beyondbrics some lessons from our 'State of emergency' Ebola report. t.co/xQZ32xUUQm

25th June 2015
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Our report ‘State of Emergency: How government fought Ebola’ is published today. You can read it here: t.co/ZPYXN2UlPq

25th June 2015
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True grit. Meet Priscilla Dilah who found 'Time Bomb' and helped end Ebola in Liberia t.co/HhHQqBiwWo

25th June 2015
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Beating #Ebola Like a Detective: Liberia's Lessons for Sierra Leone and Guinea, from @tonyblair_agi t.co/QWsyinqt2u

25th June 2015
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98% of the people power required to get on top of Ebola in West Africa was found locally says our new report: t.co/qJnDiqVaHN

25th June 2015
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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