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 people in sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity, that's why we work on energy

AGI In Action

Dec 2016

Job opportunity
Want to help the Ethiopia team in their fundraising efforts? Know the fundraising landscape well? This could be the role for you...
19th December 2016
AGI’s CEO, Nick Thompson has written to AGI stakeholders to tell them about changes at AGI.
12th December 2016
AGI's CEO has released a statement responding to recent media coverage of AGI.
12th December 2016

Nov 2016


Shoulder to Shoulder. New @tonyblair_agi piece on supporting government delivery by @dhymowit t.co/DbfgALaHdR

23rd November 2016
Shoulder to Shoulder shows how international organisations can better support government delivery.
22nd November 2016
Fatou Wurie has become the first AGI scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government.
18th November 2016

Oct 2016


Workers at Liberia's Bright Farms process rubber, a new initiative in a sector that's traditionally exported crude… t.co/bVyG3QHmsT

26th October 2016
Hear from the people we work with about the issues we work on in our new podcast. The first episode - The Rice Conundrum.
20th October 2016

Sep 2016

AGI’s Patron Tony Blair visited the port in Freetown, Sierra Leone today to highlight the country’s continued efforts to recover from economic shocks and the Ebola crisis.
8th September 2016
Mahmud Johnson, showed Mr Blair and Nick Thompson, AGI’s CEO, around the country’s first palm kernel oil processing factory and one of Liberia’s most innovative businesses.
7th September 2016
Mr Blair will meet our teams in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea this week to discuss their progress.
5th September 2016
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1st September 2016