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

Nov 2016


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

23rd 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

Jun 2016


Thinking thru yesterday's #DevexWorld, think the @tonyblair_agi Democratic Dilemma simulation was my favorite segment

15th June 2016

.@dhymowit Setting the challenges of governing effectively b4 guests take the government hotseat #devexworld t.co/nOqj9thpi4

14th June 2016

Effective government is critical to development. Good luck to those taking part in the @tonyblair_agi session at #devexworld today. TB

14th June 2016

Apr 2016


A record-breaking bridge is opening in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam today t.co/ebfVU44MaP t.co/zaz8cKc5IU

19th April 2016

3 lessons from Ebola: governments need to be in lead, intl partners need to support them and both need to be flexible/adaptive #CGIU 2016

3rd April 2016

Looking forward to talking lessons learned from Ebola with Mohammed Barrie, Kassia Queen and @amylockwood today at #CGIU 2016

2nd April 2016

Mar 2016


Why is prioritisation important in government? @globegov asks @dhymowit t.co/Rc8TNoWK2u

31st March 2016

.@GuardianAfrica takes a peek at Ethiopia's first ever space observatory t.co/CEKggCadfp

21st March 2016

The trials, restrictions and costs of traveling in Africa if you’re an African t.co/K32vxnS3WR via @qzafrica

20th March 2016