Our supporters believe effective and committed African leadership will transform the continent

The Rapid Action Fund

The Rapid Action Fund allows AGI to respond quickly and fully to requests for support from African leaders

We know from experience that speed, flexibility, independence and the ability to stay the course  are critical in building effective reform programmes. Yet it can take up to two years—a third of a presidential term—to negotiate and mobilise funds for a traditional governance project. The Rapid Action Fund allows us to begin immediately and make long-term commitments to African leaders that we will work with them until their people see the results.

Global business and philanthropic leaders have made commitments to AGI’s Rapid Action Fund. Because of this support we’ve seen the impact in the way AGI works and in the lives of the people we ultimately serve.

I set up AGI to be able to respond quickly to new opportunities, to take risks and innovate. It is the ambition and flexibility of our donors that makes this possible.
Tony Blair
AGI Patron


Roads, bridges and power plants are not built overnight. RAF makes sure AGI can support our countries until the job is done.


AGI was able to switch to working on Ebola quickly when crisis broke out, the Rapid Action Fund made this possible.


The Rapid Action Fund allows us to test new ideas and take calculated risks that could transform millions of lives.

On philanthropy and development with Howard Buffett and Tony Blair

Watch this video to hear from Mr Buffett, Tony Blair and Emmanuel de Merode, Warden of Virunga National Park in Congo, on Africa's development potential, conservation and philanthropy.
6th October 2015
Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager
Gbolahan joined AGI London in January 2016 and manages relationships with institutional supporters and partners.

A Minister's view: On supporting AGI

Liberian Minister of Public Works, W. Gyude Moore, explains why it is important to support AGI's life changing work.
29th July 2016
AGI welcomes recent international support to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa; but the disease is still moving faster than the response – more than a decade of progress is in the balance
30th September 2014

Our Values

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Our mission

Find out why we make government work for the world's poorest people.

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Our Impact

We are determined to make government work for the world’s poorest people – and we have seen impressive results.


The Development Bank of Nigeria aims to grant 20,000 small business loans in its first year.


Solar powered street lights are making streets safer at night in Conakry, Guinea.


Over 900km of rural roads are helping farmers get their goods to market in Sierra Leone.

Why we support AGI - SPF

Niclas Kjellström-Matseke, CEO of the Swedish Postcode Lottery, explains why the foundation has supported AGI since 2010.
30th September 2014
AGI has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with the Liberian Government to help tackle the Ebola crisis.
There are millions of small business owners in Nigeria, who struggle to get loans to expand their businesses. But that might be about to change.
11th July 2016
AGI's CEO Nick Thompson looks forward to the challenges facing African governments in 2016 and reflects on the Afri-optimism vs. Afri-pessimism debate.
29th January 2016
Prioritisation is essential to getting things done in government. That's why the latest article in our Art of delivery series, Choosing the first among equals, focuses on the topic of prioritisation.
22nd March 2016

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