Archive | April 2013

Entrepreneurship and Accountability: The Perfect Partners for Liberia

The BSC and Accountability Lab office in Monrovia

The BSC and Accountability Lab office in Monrovia

By Briana Thompson, Accountability Fellow. One of my favorite economists, Abhijit Banerjee, presented an approach to economic growth at the 2008 Brookings Global Economy and Development Conference that’s fairly consistent with my beliefs: “maybe all that happens is that something goes right for once… and then that sparks growth… The best we can do in that world is to hold the fort till that initial spark arrives; make sure that there is not too much human misery, maintain the social equilibrium, try to make sure that there is enough human capital around to take advantage of the spark when it arrives. Read More…

Molly Hellerman joins the Lab’s Kitchen Cabinet!

MollyThe Accountability Lab is very pleased to announce that Molly Hellerman has joined the Lab’s “Kitchen Cabinet” of close operational advisors. The Kitchen Cabinet acts as a sounding board for the Lab’s work and is composed of amazing people from across the public, private and non-profit sectors. Read More…

The Responsibility to Use Information

MUMF WorkBy Blair Glencorse and Narayan Adhikari. The Right to Information (RTI) or Freedom of Information (FoI) movement has made huge strides since the first FoI law was enacted in Sweden in 1766. Freedom of Information was included (as Article 19) in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, described by the UN General Assembly as “a fundamental Human Right and the touchstone of all the freedoms…” Read More…