By: Blair Glencorse, Accountability Lab Executive Director, and Nora Rahimian, Hip Co organizer. This post was originally published by ONE.
“If we don’t speak up against the ills in society, who will?” asks Takun J, Liberia’s Hip Co King, in front of thousands of screaming fans at a concert in Monrovia. He then launches into “Police Man” a song about police corruption, which several years ago had the artist arrested and beaten by the authorities. Read More…
January 8, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Room MC-C 1-200
1818 H Street NW, Washington DC
A light lunch will be served.
Watch the Webcast!
Recording will be made available after the event.
Global Partnership for Social Accountability
The Accountability Lab
Public Sector Specialist,
World Bank Liberia Office
A lack of accountability between power-holders and citizens weakens trust, undermines opportunity and perpetuates inequalities. It is often the root cause of development challenges, such as poverty, exclusion and violence. Read More…
This year was a fantastic one for the Accountability Lab! Highlights included almost twenty new projects in Liberia and Nepal, including: the Community Justice Teams, Daily Talk, the RTI Toolkit, and TELL-it-True. We also hosted Liberia’s first film festivals and a Hip Co music festival for accountability. We helped launch two online platforms to empower citizens to solve accountability issues in Nepal: Bolaun and Nalibeli (which already has over 150,000 hits!) And we made news all over the world including on Forbes, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Kathmandu Post, Front Page Africa and more. Read More…
By: Blair Glencorse, Founder and Executive Director. This post was originally published on National Geographic News Watch, Digital Diversity Blog Series by Ken Banks.
Dorcas Pewee is a young Liberian woman who has faced unimaginable challenges. She suffered severe hardship during the brutal 14-year civil war and has struggled to make ends meet during the subsequent decade of peace. Liberia has a female president, but is a deeply male-dominated society. As a result there are few opportunities for women to realise their full potential. Read More…
Accountability Lab has joined #GivingTuesday, a unique effort to harness the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday aims to shift the focus of the holiday season towards giving back to one’s community and making the world a better place. Today, December 3, 2013, over 8,000 partners will harness the power of social media to inspire people to donate to the causes they care about and create a global movement of generosity. Read More…
In 2010, a BBC poll found corruption to be the “world’s most talked about problem.” Recent events, from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to the Greek debt crisis to the Arab Spring, have all been linked to graft.
The practice of corruption certainly is not a new phenomenon, but it has not always been an accepted topic in political debate and international development discourse. Read More…
By: Blair Glencorse. This post was originally published by the RSA.
The Big Idea: Nalibeli is an online platform created by Blair Glencorse FRSA and Surabhi Pudasaini that helps citizens in Nepal to navigate complicated public services, and uses crowdsourcing to give people access to the information they need. Read More…
By: Blair Glencorse and Anne Sophie Lambert. This post was originally published by Local First.
For many Liberians living in the low-income, high-density neighborhoods of Monrovia, life is a daily struggle. Land disputes, drug problems, domestic abuse, and a lack of basic services, among other issues, are pervasive.