Founder of Accountability Lab
2014 Global Fellow
The Accountability Lab empowers and educates citizens to find their voices and works to make sure those voices are heard and acted upon by governments. The Lab provides training, mentorship, networks, management support and seed funding for the development of low cost, high impact anti-corruption tools. By enabling people to obtain the information and knowledge they need to hold their governments to account, the Lab is finding creative ways to unlock the rich potential for political and economic development in some of the most insecure places on earth.
Blair Glencorse is founder and executive director of the Accountability Lab, an organization that empowers citizens to fight corruption and build the accountability of governments. Blair has dedicated his career to catalyzing people-centered ideas for change across public institutions, social enterprises and non-profit organizations. He developed a youth network and strategies for post-conflict countries at World Bank; has advised Presidents and Prime Ministers on leadership issues through the Club de Madrid; and has worked on several Presidential campaigns in Africa and Asia. Blair is a Stanford Business School Social Entrepreneurship Scholar; an American Express NGEN Fellow and “50 Under 40” Change-maker; and BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. Previously, Blair won the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Recent Graduate Award and was chosen as a “99 under 33” Foreign Policy Leader by Diplomatic Courier magazine. Blair grew up in the UK, was educated in the US, and has lived across Africa and South Asia.