Our vision is a world in which people with power are accountable. It is a world in which resources are used wisely, decisions benefit everyone fairly, and people lead secure lives. We are catalyzing a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world by supporting change-makers to develop and implement positive ideas for integrity in their communities. By enabling people to generate the knowledge, skills and networks needed for accountability, we unleash positive social and economic change.

We have three mutually-reinforcing objectives: to support a positive movement to build accountability; provide substantive, flexible and long-term support for those leaders who can collectively lead this movement within specific contexts; and support collaboration around accountability and open governance.

These efforts ensure that we are well placed to source ideas from the bottom-up across contexts that can inform policy decisions made from the top-down. Across these objectives, we will seek to learn continually about how the process of building accountability works, to inform our own activities and thinking, and those of the field more broadly.

Check out the evolution of our AL Theories of Change and AL Theory of Change 2019 Explained as well as an in-depth look into both our 2017-2020 Strategy and 2020 – 2023 Strategy.