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

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
insight
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
Retweeted

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

15th June 2016
Retweeted

Effective government is critical to development. Good luck to those taking part in the @tonyblair_agi session at #devexworld today. TB

14th June 2016
Twitter

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

14th June 2016
news
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

news
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
news
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
news
“Technology can be a bridge into the future that helps African countries leap ahead” Mr Blair said today on a visit to the K-Lab and Fablabs in Kigali.
11th May 2016
news
Looking ahead to this week’s event on partnerships at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, AGI’s Patron, Tony Blair, argues that collaborative partnerships are essential to making the Africa’s digital revolution a reality.
11th May 2016
news
Mr Blair is visiting a number of AGI project countries in East Africa this week, and will attend events at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali.
9th May 2016

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