We support leaders in Presidencies and Ministries across Africa to help them turn their visions for development into reality through effective government

This support helps leaders to bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and their governments’ ability to implement it.  The advisors we fund 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. They focus on 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. The work we support is:

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder and leader-to-leader: We fund advisors based full-time in our partner countries on a long term basis to work 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 
  • Focused on the Presidential and Prime Ministerial level because if the system at the centre doesn’t work political leaders can’t drive delivery
  • Tailored in approach to specific national needs. There is no off-the-shelf system that will work everywhere.  Context matters. 


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

Feb 2017

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10th February 2017
AGI's Dan Hymowitz pays tribute to Hans Rosling, who worked alongside him during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
9th February 2017

Jan 2017

Dec 2016

AGI's CEO has released a statement responding to recent media coverage of AGI.
12th December 2016
AGI’s CEO, Nick Thompson has written to AGI stakeholders to tell them about changes at AGI.
12th December 2016

Nov 2016

Oct 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

Jul 2016

Tony Blair’s contribution and dedication to African development has been recognised by the Starkey Foundation at their annual So the World May Hear Awards.
18th July 2016
During a recent visit to Freetown AGI’s CEO, Nick Thompson, got to look inside Sierra Leone's first innovation tech hub. Set up almost a year ago, Sensi Tech Hub aims to help Sierra Leoneans gain the skills and experience they need to become tech entrepreneurs.
12th July 2016