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

Apr 2016

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

19th April 2016
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"22 years on from one of the humanity’s worst atrocities, Rwanda is building a modern nation." TB on #Kwibuka22 t.co/yJZsqpeCH0

7th April 2016
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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
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Looking forward to talking lessons learned from Ebola with Mohammed Barrie, Kassia Queen and @amylockwood today at #CGIU 2016

2nd April 2016

Mar 2016

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

31st March 2016
news
In a recent blog and interview with the Global Government Forum Dan Hymowitz outlines the aims of his 'Art'of delivery' series and teh focus of his latest paper, Choosing the first among equals.
30th March 2016
Job opportunity
Do you want to be part of our growing organisation? Do you have the right financial skills to manage major projects? This could be the role for you...
23rd March 2016
insight
Prioritisation is essential to getting things done in government. That's why the latest article in our Art of delivery series focuses on the topic of prioritisation.
22nd March 2016
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.@GuardianAfrica takes a peek at Ethiopia's first ever space observatory t.co/CEKggCadfp

21st March 2016
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The trials, restrictions and costs of traveling in Africa if you’re an African t.co/K32vxnS3WR via @qzafrica

20th March 2016
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.@afrobarometer reveals how a connection to an electrcity grid doesn't guarantee you electricity in much of Africa t.co/M0GMLnFZGu

18th March 2016
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Guinea and Rwanda have struck a series of agreements following President Kagame's trip to Conakry: t.co/xRdJsn1j1A

11th March 2016
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Performance contracts for civil servants have worked in Rwanda. Could they work elsewhere asks @AfricaAtLSE t.co/LBpsdcUQSh

7th March 2016