• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1992

Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International was founded in 1992 in response to the growing international interest in practical advice on economic and government reform. They are now a leading independent governance and economic consultancy. They are based in London, Delhi and Nairobi and have project offices throughout the world. Their aim is to apply their professional and consulting skills, independence and rigour in the fight against poverty and for economic growth for the citizens of countries facing the need for good governance, economic and social change. They work throughout South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, South East Asia and East Europe. They provide high quality governance and economic thinking underpinned by practical support for ministers, officials and citizens at all levels.  They have an international reputation for providing authoritative technical expertise and for being pragmatic and committed to getting things done, often in the most difficult circumstances. They have a long-established reputation and extensive experience of delivering development projects that work, and contribute to sustainable outcomes. The projects they have undertaken are wide ranging and include good governance, civil service reform, institutional capacity building, decentralisation, economic reform, and educational and social development.  Key to the way they work is the combination of their consultants’ world-class technical expertise with the exceptional project management and coordination skills of their core group of full time staff supported by a strong administration team. They ensure sustainable outcomes by putting a strong emphasis on the need to work in full partnership with their counterparts. This has enabled us to establish a strong reputation as trusted advisers who work hard to understand local needs and practices, to tailor international experience to the local environment and to build the ownership needed to achieve lasting change.
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Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Urban and Economic Development Advisor
  • Revenue and Public Finance Advisor
  • SEED Communication Manager
  • HDMES Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser
    Papua New Guinea

Staff at Adam Smith International have experience in


  • development
  • public administration
  • finance
  • climate change
  • monitoring / evaluation


  • goal global
  • test


  • afghanistan
  • kosovo
  • pakistan
  • liberia
  • somalia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Contract Awards

PF18 052 GFC Nigeria Programme

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) - United Kingdom

Role Of Palestinian Issues In Extremist Narratives In Mena

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) - United Kingdom

Provision of Services for Targeted Prosperity and Poverty Reduction Initiatives

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) - United Kingdom

Provision Of Roads For Development Phase 2

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Provision of Technical Assistance to Support Fiscal Transition

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

Fund Manager and Technical Assistance for the Somalia Stability Fund II - Contract

Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

Increasing Economic Opportunities for Marginalised Youth in Northern Nigeria

Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

Pakistan Justice System Support Programme (JSSP)

Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

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Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • London
  • Adam Smith International 240 Blackfriars Road London United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • London
  • 240 Blackfriars Road
  • Australia
  • Sydney
  • 507/46-56 Kippax Street Surry Hills Sydney Australia
  • India
  • New Delhi
  • Bharat Yuvak Bhawan 1 Jai Singh Road New Delhi India
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • 5th Floor, ACK Gardens House 1st Ngong Avenue P.O 26721
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Westlands Nairobi Kenya
  • India
  • New Delhi
  • Bharat Yuvak Bhawan 1, Jai Singh Road
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • 2nd Floor, Cavendish 14 Riverside PO Box Nairobi Kenya