Blair Glencorse is founder and executive director of the Accountability Lab. Previously, he worked on issues of state and market-building across Africa, Asia the Middle-East and Latin America at the Institute for State Effectiveness and the Aspen Institute, and on post-conflict and fragile states at the World Bank. Glencorse is a frequent commentator on development issues for media outlets including CNN, The Independent, and WABC Radio, among others. In 2011 during the Arab Awakenings, Blair was honored as a UN Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa, and in 2012 he won the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Recent Graduate Award for his work on accountability.
Creative, improvised solutions are allowing entrepreneurs and businesses to build markets, generate growth and solve intractable problems from health care to finance, according to the "jugaad" approach, which argues for frugal and flexible innovation. A #HealthyMeans commentary from Accountability Labs' Blair Glencorse.
The World Cup kicks off Thursday in Brazil, a country that loses $53 billion each year due to corruption. In a guest commentary, two experts highlight a program that uses football to build integrity among the youth in Liberia.
Ten years after the end of its civil war, Liberia remains one of the poorest nations in Africa despite having received billions of dollars in aid. In a guest opinion for Devex, Accountability Lab executive director Blair Glencorse suggests how the international community can change its approach to reduce the country’s aid dependency.