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.


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

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
Job opportunity
Do you have a good grasping of the technology sector? Are you passionate about furthering the development goals of Africa? This could be the best move for you.
12th 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
Job opportunity
Do yo have a passion for Africa's development? Would you like to be part of a small team based in New York working towards making governments work for African citizens? See within for the perfect job for you.
8th July 2016

Jun 2016

Job opportunity
Do you want to work alongside Government to deliver on key priorities in Kenya? Have you got the drive and tenacity to work alongside senior government leaders?
27th June 2016
The third paper in AGI's Art of delivery series, focuses on the importance of customizing delivery mechanisms to achieve results. It gives an insight into delivery adaptations in some of AGI's partner countries.
27th June 2016

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

15th 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

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

14th June 2016
In a recent interview with CNN's Africa Marketplace, Mr Blair highlighted the potential of effective government to transform Africa. "The big challenge is making the decisions and implementing them” he explained, emphasising that “it's in the follow through that the difference is made."
3rd June 2016

May 2016

AGI advisor Victoria Parkinson was awarded an OBE on Friday. Presented by the Duke of Cambridge, this award is in recognition of her work tackling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
16th May 2016
President Paul Kagame, AGI Patron Tony Blair and noted philanthropist Howard Buffett spoke on partnerships and doing business in Africa at the World Economic Forum in Kigali yesterday.
12th May 2016