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

Feb 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

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

4th February 2016
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

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

4th February 2016

Jan 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
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
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

Dec 2015


OBE for Leicester woman who helped end Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone #NewYearsHonours t.co/hWhvyifwnd t.co/CThk3umUAb

31st December 2015
Tony Blair will visit Nigeria and Kenya as part of AGI’s ongoing work in both countries.
14th December 2015

Tony Blair talks about AGI's impact

Tony Blair talks about AGI's model, impact and the difference philanthropic support can make to many of Africa's poorest people.
1st December 2015