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  • The Accountability Lab is an independent, non-profit organization that finds, validates and supports new answers to problems of accountability in the developing world. 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. Through this approach, the Lab bolsters efforts to address the causes rather than the symptoms of poverty, exclusion and insecurity.
  • This blog on politics, aid and development in Africa is inspired by recent research in more than fifteen African countries.

  • This blog is written and maintained by Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB and author of 'From Poverty to Power'. More information on Duncan and the book is available on the From Poverty to Power official website.

    It is a personal reflection by the author. It is intended to provoke debate and conversations about development, not as a comprehensive statement of Oxfam's agreed policies - for those, please take a deep breath and read the Oxfam International strategic plan or consult policy papers on a range of development issues.

  • Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Media Map Project aims to answer the questions: What does the evidence say about media’s role in development? And what are the most effective ways to strengthen independent media?

  • Successful communication is central to successful development. That's why InterMedia conceived AudienceScapes-an online tool and research program providing essential media use and communication information on developing countries from a bottom-up perspective, based on in-depth analysis by the AudienceScapes research team.


  • Voices from the Ground follows five people in the developing world and reveals how progress towards the Millennium Development Goals is affecting them.

  • This blog is hosted by Transparency International, the global coalition fighting against corruption. It provides an independent space to start a conservation on corruption, governance, transparency, and accountability with authors from the anti-corruption movement on how to overcome corruption worldwide.
  • A blog about journalism, by Jay Rosen, New York University.
  • ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
  • Global Voices is a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world who work together to bring translations and reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media.
  • Global Integrity works to expose corruption and improve governance worldwide.
  • Insights into development and governance in emerging and transitional states.
  • The Digital Natives project is a collaboration between the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The project’s goal is to better understand young people’s experiences with digital media, including Internet, cell phones and related technologies.
  • Analysis, Ideas and Debates on Development Policy Issues from Communication and Media Perspectives.

  • BBC Media Action's projects use media and communication to tackle poverty and support long-term change in some of the poorest places in the world.