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OnPurpose with Blair Glencorse

 Listen to Blair Glencorse's interview. He is the founder and CEO of Accountability Lab, an organisation that fosters wise use of resources, fair decisions and secure lives. He talks about his work and his motivation for fighting against corruption, as well as about bottom up transformations and issues of good governance.
Blair explains how the Accountability Lab seeks to localise accountability and to provide context specific support. He emphasises the fact that the lab is working on local approaches based on local solutions. One example is the popular campaign Integrity Idol that started in South Africa recently.
The Accountability Lab has expanded in recent years. Blair discusses the developments that surprised him the most. He shows how the Lab constantly tries to transform challenges into opportunities and to incorporate the issues into a comprehensive learning process. Blair also talks about what inspires and encourages him, as well as about young people and the creativity of the next generation.

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Blair Glencorse

Blair Glencorse is Founder and Executive Director of the Accountability Lab, an incubator for creative, youth-driven ideas for accountability and transparency around the world.

Blair is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Anti-Corruption and Transparency.

Previously, Blair was a Social Impact Fellow at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, an advisor to the now President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, and worked for the World Bank on issues of governance and development.

He is an Echoing Green Fellow and winner of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award, the World Technology Award and the D-Prize.

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Read more about Blair in his blog post and his article about a crowdfunding development aid. Also listen to this podcast in which he shares his vision about sustainable use of resources.

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