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Spots & stripes

AccountAbility (the organisation) is going through difficult times. At the moment it is like a leopard without its spots – difficult to recognise for what it is.

There is an urgent need for AccountAbility to re-create its legitimacy. It must work with its stakeholders of every stripe, and be seen to be doing so. Otherwise there is a danger that the use of its various standards will fade away. And the jungle of voluntary accountability will become a bit more like a desert..