What our clients say
"I have often compared the success of this relatively small project to the much larger projects supported by other donors that do not deliver results. The small team of ASI advisors have achieved visible results and have made CoMSec an institution that we are very proud of.
ASI advisors have worked with me personally since 2006 and have provided advice to Iraq since 2004 . The professional advice they have provided is always in support of our specific needs and this advice is provided with the greatest respect. We particularly appreciate that they recognize the need to adapt international best practices to our environment.
ASI helps me to focus on the longer term changes that need to be implemented, especially when it is so easy to become involved in day to day issues."
Dr Alaaq, Secretary General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers Secretariat
"I was in Nigeria last week, and as I saw for myself - sometimes in the dark - power cuts are a huge obstacle to business, to creating jobs and raising incomes. Higher economic growth will contribute to lifting over 100 million people out of extreme poverty in Nigeria. I was very pleased to see that the government is making progress, and that the UK is able to help. Power has gone up by 85%, although from a very low level, and 90% of people surveyed said they had noticed an improvement. This award is recognition of the role played by our programme, implemented by Adam Smith International."
Stephen O'Brien MP, the British Government's Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development
"The ASI team assembled at the NSU is performing an extremely professional job that receives admiration both here and abroad. The management of the project and NAD consultants, Adam Smith International, have also shown great responsibility and skill in managing this multi-faceted project."
Dr. Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), President, Palestinian Authority
"... your team of technical advisers provided the utmost in professional support. ...your team showed excellent judgement and technical expertise. I commend you on your team's professionalism and dedication".
James D. Wolfensohn, Former President, World Bank
"We have formed an excellent partnership with Adam Smith International - of the many donor funded consultancy firms currently working in Afghanistan at present, they are by far the most flexible and pragmatic."
Ashraf Ghani, former Minister of Finance, Afghanistan
"As you know, we have been working closely with Adam Smith International and have found their approach to be excellent - hard-working, refreshingly pragmatic and very productive. They have built solid working relationships with government."
Nick Manning, World Bank
"The work ASI has carried out has been very useful and has significantly improved the quality of the debate amongst businessmen and politicians. The debate is no longer about whether Russia should join the WTO but rather about the terms on which accession should be negotiated."
Maxim Medvedkov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Russian Federation
"This is my fiftieth day in the office and I can already see the impact of the good work your team has produced."
Farooq Wardak, Director General, Organisation of Administrative Affairs (Cabinet Secretary), Afghanistan
"The support ASI has provided to date has been invaluable".
Arlene McComie, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Trinidad and Tobago
"The assistance we have received from Adam Smith International has been highly professional and very useful and has enabled us to move ahead much more quickly than would otherwise have been the case."
Deepak Panwar, Principal Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
"I don't often find myself in this delightful position. There are a lot of mediocre consultants in the world but very few great ones. My congratulations to ASI on an exemplary piece of work."
Donald Kaberuka, Minister of Finance of Rwanda, (now President of the African Development Bank)
"I know how incredibly hard you have worked ... and how determined everyone has been to make a difference. ...I hope you will look back with real pride on the contribution you have made, and I am very grateful to all those concerned".
Hilary Benn, Secretary of State, UK Department for International Development
"The DPE's capacity has improved greatly, enabling us to contribute more successfully to the realisation of the Government's developmental objectives. With the help from the SRPESA programme, we are now more effective in prioritising and getting implemented activities which will benefit the poorest in our society, in key sectors such as energy and transport."
Portia Molefe, Director General of the South African Department for Public Enterprise
“It is with great pleasure that I can reflect on the very helpful support the National Electricity Regulator (NER) received from ASI regarding various regulatory activities.”
Dr Wolsey Barnard, Executive Manager (Regulation), National Electricity Regulator, South Africa
“It is rewarding working with a group of well grounded professionals that understand the subject they are dealing with. The time spent with NIAF consultants is well worth it. I recommend them for other government agencies”
Engr. Abimbola Odubiyi, Commissioner, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
"We are delighted that the project has won this prestigous award. The award win is vindication of the hard work and dedication of the project team and all those in DFID who have helped steer this important programme since 2004. Very importantly, it also shows how effective technical assistance can achieve a substantial, positive impact in Afghanistan,"
Marshall Elliott, Head, DFID Afghanistan (commenting on ASI's tax project award).
"The assistance we have received from Adam Smith International has been extremely valuable."
Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister, Zimbabwe.
“ASI’s support has been instrumental in helping Harakat to establish itself as a proactive and responsive grant-making facility in what is a highly complex and challenging environment. ASI is professional and one of the best consultancy firms.”
Suleman Fatimie, CEO, Harakat (The Afghan Investment Climate Facility).
"Much of the brilliant work that Britain is doing is done through consultancy arrangements. I think, for example, of the work that is being done to build the capacity of Prime Minister Fayyad’s office in Ramallah so that if the two-state solution is implemented in the Middle East he has the sinews of governance within his prime ministerial office: his relations with civil society, his responsiveness in terms of service delivery to the people whom he would represent. That sort of spending is enormously valuable. It is some of the best aid and development expenditure I have seen anywhere in the world, and much of it is being delivered through consultancy arrangements. Often the consultancy work which DFID is doing in terms of technical assistance is incredibly valuable."
Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell M.P. Secretary of State for International Development, (commenting on ASI's work to strengthen public administration in Palestine).
"I am delighted that DFID support to the Ministry has been so effective."
Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell M.P. Secretary of State for International Development, (commenting on ASI's work to strengthen the Ministery of Mines in Afghanistan).