Archive | December 2012

Accountapreneurship in Nepal

myrepublicaThis piece is an edited version of an interview originally published in Republica on December 25th, 2012 at:

Accountapreneurship in Nepal: How can You be Involved?


KATHMANDU, Dec 24: “There are plenty of Nepalis with brilliant ideas, but these do not always have the support they need to move from conception to implementation,” says Blair Glencorse, Founder and Executive Director of Accountability Lab. Read More…

Young and Wired

Meeting to discuss accountability issues in Nepal

Meeting to discuss accountability issues in Nepal

By Briana Thompson, Accountability Fellow. Mohandas Gandhi once said: “if we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” Today, the majority (almost 85%) of the world’s youth live in developing countries, which means his guidance has become more important than ever when discussing development policy. Additionally, the World Bank has named corruption as the number one obstacle to the alleviation of world poverty. Combining these facts, it becomes clear that youth working towards transparency and accountability in their countries are going to be the true game-changers when it comes to international development. Read More…

Failure, Innovation, Communities and Technology- the Accountability Agenda

IndonesiaProtesters calling for greater accountability of Malaysia’s government march on the centre of the capital Kuala Lumpur, April 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong

This post was originally posted on the Trustlaw Governance website here

By Luke Balleny

LONDON (TrustLaw) – Holding decision-makers to account is hard work and embracing failure is a key step for those trying to bring about greater accountability in the developing world to understand what works, Blair Glencorse, founder and executive director of Accountability Lab says. Read More…