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

AGI In Action

Feb 2016

Twitter

Nigeria has more Facebook users than anywhere else in Africa. See how Facebook use is growing via @qzafrica t.co/x3STWv473o

11th February 2016
Twitter

Why Guinea, Rwanda and South Africa provide cause for optimism on Africa's power problem. New from @judeauxp t.co/KIp5FLUZLo

10th February 2016
Twitter

Progress on power in Africa hinges on the ability of Governments to master reforms says @judeauxp for @devex t.co/KIp5FLDomO

10th February 2016
Job opportunity
Do you want to apply your skills in a practical environment? Are you passionate about Governance in Africa? Our Summer programme might be for you!
5th February 2016
Job opportunity
Do you have a passion for development? Would you like to be at the heart of power generation in Africa? This could be the post for you!
5th February 2016
Twitter

How to use political incentives to get things done in government? Read this new paper from @dhymowit t.co/ijzQELJUmb

4th February 2016
insight
AGI's most recent paper "Too much science, not enough art" reveals how too much focus on the technical aspects of government delivery neglects the vital political levers in implementing government programmes.
4th February 2016
Twitter

"Delivery has been commodified" good from @tonyblair_agi on incentives & getting things done t.co/6sd4p90nBP t.co/ZZi1luzDuE

4th February 2016
Twitter

Public transport in Kigali is moving to a smart card payment system. t.co/Zx9DX0vQ72

4th February 2016

Jan 2016

blog
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
news
AGI is pleased to announce it is in the early stages of developing a partnership with the Government of Mozambique and has appointed two advisors in Maputo.
29th January 2016
Job opportunity
Do you want to be part of a dynamic team using your financial skills in a charity environment? This job could be for you.
29th January 2016
news
The head of AGI’s project in Guinea has been appointed Minister of Economy and Finance by the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde
5th January 2016