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Blair Glencorse is Executive Director of the Accountability Lab, a “for-purpose” organization that empowers citizens to build creative tools for integrity and accountability in their communities. You can learn more about the Lab on Facebook and Twitter.

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Ebola, Justice, and Liberia's New Fight

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 4:21 PM

2014-09-09-WestPointCJT.jpg Photo: The Community Justice Team in West Point

By: Brooks Marmon

In May, I moved to Liberia -- a country with which I have close personal ties and with which I became deeply acquainted while researching its history for my Master's thesis --...

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The Cure for Ebola Is Accountability

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 1:40 PM

This piece was originally published in Foreign Policy. Photo credit: Accountability Lab.

There is a tragic irony in leaders from across Africa discussing the progress of their countries with President Obama in Washington, D.C., last week even as the Ebola virus is brutally exposing...

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Can We Kick out Corruption From the World Cup and Beyond?

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 5:05 PM

Co-authored with Seren Fryatt, Executive Director of L.A.C.E.S


Excitement for the Word Cup in Brazil is building, but the tournament has got off to a bad start even before the first ball has been kicked. Stadiums, airports and...

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Re-Designing Justice in Liberia

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 4:31 PM

This post was originally posted on the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Last year, in the West Point township of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, an enterprising community leader named Thomas Tweh found himself with a serious problem. West Point...

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Hijacking the Oscars to Celebrate Social Change

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 3:58 PM

In the Wolf on Wall Street, Leonardo di Caprio plays a corrupt New York stockbroker who runs a giant securities fraud scam on Wall Street in the 1990s. It is a controversial and brilliant movie -- and has been deservedly...

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From Dhangadhi to Davos: The Post 2015 Development Agenda from the Bottom-Up

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 4:28 PM

At the time of this writing, the world's elites were prepared to descend on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Leaders from across business, politics and international organizations will spend three days listening to panels, devouring buffets and shaking hands. New ideas will develop, connections will be...

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Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 1:18 PM

This piece was originally published in a longer form on Foreign Policy's Democracy Lab.

In 2005, the world's countries endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), a principle that holds countries to protect foreign citizens from mass atrocities, even at the expense of sovereignty. Syria's civil war...

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A Decade of Aid Dependence in Liberia

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 3:31 PM

This piece was originally published by Devex.

A decade ago, the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement ended 14 years of civil war in Liberia.

Under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf -- the first female head of state in Africa and winner of the

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