Archive | October 2012

Accountability Innovations We Love, No.5: “Sub-National Governance Prizes”

Mugabe may not be on the short-list for the Ibrahim Prize. Source: UN

How best can we recognize and incentivize good governance and accountability? Once again this year the Mo Ibrahim Foundation could not find a winner for its African Leadership Prize. The award, established by the Sudanese telecoms magnate in 2006, is given to a former, democratically-elected African Executive Head of State who served only their constitutionally mandated term; left office in the past three years; and demonstrated exceptional leadership. Read More…

Eight Ideas on Preventing Atrocities through Accountability and Understanding

Last week, the Lab team was fortunate enough to be part of a working group at the Stanley Foundation’s 53rd Strategy for Peace Conference, which focused on “Assisting States to Prevent Atrocities: Implications for Development Policy, Stabilization and Post-Conflict Peace-Building”. Read More…

Accolades vs. Accountability: a “Nobel” Education in Liberia

-by Briana Thompson, The Accountability Lab 
Students registering for class at the University of Liberia last week

The recent denouncement of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee has again highlighted governance issues in a country still recovering from a devastating conflict, which was in large-part caused by a lack of accountability by those in power. Read More…

Moroccan Mint Tea, Atlanticism and Accountability

Last weekend I was fortunate to attend the Atlantic Dialogues organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the OCP Foundation in Rabat. Read More…

Launch of the Nepal “Accountapreneurship” Fund!

The Accountability Lab is excited to announce the launch of a new support tool for Nepalis with innovative accountability ideas. Read More…