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

Nov 2015

Job opportunity
Could you support the Minister of Energy and his Ministry in the management of a range of priority projects?
25th November 2015

Delighted to see Guinea's last #Ebola patient released, @BBCAfrica t.co/oGJ2m20Q1i t.co/wDkXipKk0a

17th November 2015

What's working for AGI like? - Shalini Unnikrishnan

Shalini Unnikrishnan talks about what it was like for her to work at AGI, how valuable it was to her and how unique an experience it is.
16th November 2015

Tks to Liberia's Min of Public Works @gyude_moore & @tonyblair_agi for breakfast and great insights on Liberian politics & #Ebola response

13th November 2015

Our team filming with a farmer near Abuja yesterday to explain how access to finance can help Nigerian businesses. t.co/vBWmn6vcYM

12th November 2015

Super blog by colleague @dooleykate after emotional weekend in freetown to mark end of Ebola outbreak #SierraLeone t.co/nA3dJzkBpQ

11th November 2015
As Sierra Leone is declared Ebola free AGI's Country Head Kate Dooley looks back on 'the most daunting task of her career' and what comes next for AGI.
11th November 2015

My personal reflection on the past year working on Ebola in #SierraLeone. It's been *quite* a year t.co/mfpLJ7U6Rd @tonyblair_agi

11th November 2015

Oct 2015

A number of AGI staff have been awarded medals by the British Government for their work on the Ebola response in West Africa. The Ebola Medal for service in West Africa is the first campaign medal ever to be issued as part of a humanitarian crisis response.
28th October 2015
AGI's patron Tony Blair joined Howard Buffett for a panel discussion at the Newseum in Washington
6th October 2015

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

Sep 2015


Building government capacity & efficiency would be an excellent complement to the #SDGs @tonyblairoffice for @ProSyn t.co/5fch6Igy8y

29th September 2015