We are thrilled to announce that Accountability Lab will be joining the OpenGov Hub! Accountabilty Lab, a new start-up in the transparency and accountability space, is a perfect example of what we are trying to achieve with the hub: providing a fertile community of like-minded colleagues and organizations in which new ways of promoting open government can be explored and nurtured.
Here's a snippet of what Blair Glencorse, the founding Executive Director, is trying to accomplish with the Lab:
The Accountability Lab is an independent, non-profit organization that works to make power-holders responsible. The Lab acts as a sounding board, listening to, analyzing and reflecting upon accountability concerns; as an independent interface, engaging relevant actors across contexts and issues; and as an operational hub, catalyzing innovative, collaborative and sustainable accountability practices and communities. Through this approach, the Lab bolsters efforts to address the causes rather than the symptoms of poverty, exclusion and insecurity.