Think. Deliver. Transform.

We are Adam Smith International, a global advisory company that works locally to transform lives by making economies stronger, societies more stable, and governments more effective.

We work on behalf of governments, foundations and companies that share our ambition to take on the big challenges facing the world.

Our Work

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Annual Impact Report 2021

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Prosperity through partnerships

We believe we can achieve more in partnership with others than if we act alone.

We partner with local governments, businesses and civil society organisations to create and deliver custom-made solutions, even in some of the most complex, challenging and fragile environments in the world.

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COVID-19: Staying agile during a crisis

A tiny virus with huge impact. In this series, our teams from around the world share their insights and possible ways through the crisis.

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Structured for impact

As an employee-owned company that works in countries at all stages of development, we have a triple bottom line of financial, social and environmental accountability. ASI has undergone rigorous independent verification to become a B Corp – certifying that it demonstrates a balance of profit and purpose by meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability.

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By sharing our knowledge and experience, we can improve learning across the sectors we work in, and we can make an even greater difference to people’s lives.

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UK-Nigeria Investment Summit

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Brazil Energy Programme Joins Forces with Brazil GEF Biogas Project under New Partnership

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Our One Year Anniversary as a Certified B Corp!

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Notice of a forthcoming series of grant-funded Challenge Competitions to demonstrate and scale up clean technologies in Brazil


Annual Impact Report 2021


COP26 – fail to act today, repent at leisure


LSE Graduate Team Research Project – The Gender Funding Gap in Venture Capital


Transforming Cities to Achieve Sustainable and Inclusive Development


Strengthening Action Against Corruption in Ghana


Brazil Energy Programme


Supporting Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts


Reforming Tuvalu’s legal tax system

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