Where Does the Lab Work?
The Accountability Lab is focusing on areas of accountability that are critical to positive reform but are not given sufficient attention or are misunderstood. Too often, accountability is thought about in terms of financial corruption. While this is important, the environment for problems of this sort are defined by a broader set of accountabilities - relating to behaviors and decision-making.
The Lab is focusing on difficult contexts with strategic importance and identified entry points for positive reform. The pilot countries are Nepal and Liberia, with further roll-out expected in 2014. An important part of the work is based on the premise that there is not enough understanding or sharing of knowledge on issues of accountability across varied contexts.
The Accountability Lab is registered as a 501(c)(3) status non-profit organization in the United States. The Lab is incubated in Nepal by the Nepal Economic Forum.