Archive | March 2014

TALEARNing in Jakarta

ImageBy: Anne Sophie Lambert

Last week in Jakarta, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative brought together donors, researchers, INGOs, and CSOs from all over the world to discuss the key questions and challenges in our shared field of transparency and accountability (T/A). As a small organization striving to break tradition in this complex field, we attended the TALEARN conference to learn from others’ experience, share our ideas, and find useful ways to collaborate.

Here are my top five take-aways: Read More…

British Ambassador Visits BSC Monrovia & Accountability Lab

ImageBy: Melany Oey. This post was originally published by Spark.

On March 5, 2014, the British Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Mr. Fergus John Cochrane-Dyet, stopped by the BSC Monrovia office to see the Accountability Film School for Girls that he has heard so much about. The current film school aims to empower girls to find their voice, tell their story and address accountability issues that women face in Liberia. Read More…

Winners of the 2014 Honesty Oscars

04GL-BLOG-GRAPHIC-1By: Malaka Gharib. This post was originally published by ONE.

When we met Blair Glencorse, executive director at Accountability Lab, we knew we had to collaborate. Like ONE, he and his organisation think outside the box when it comes to fighting corruption – them with their Hip Co Festival and Accountability Film School, and us with ourStash the Cash spoof website.

We didn’t know we’d end up creating, just a few weeks later, our own version of the Oscars, the Honesty OscarsWe wanted to use the momentum before the Academy Awards to put the spotlight not on Hollywood, but on the creative campaigning work of NGOs and passionate individuals who fight global corruption. Read More…

Thinking through unorthodox ideas for governance change in difficult contexts

 Accountability Lab/Morgana WingardBy: Tina George Karippacheril and Blair Glencorse. This post was originally published on the World Bank’s Governance for Development blog.

Some 1.5 billion people live in fragile states, “a group of countries at the bottom that are falling behind, and often falling apart” (The Bottom Billion, Collier, 2007). These states are marked by repeated cycles of violence, and weak institutional capacity and an inability to deliver basic services to their citizens. Read More…