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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

A government accountable to its citizens is one of the cornerstones of an open society—helping to ensure fairness, economic equality, and civic participation. The Open Society Foundations work with governments and businesses to advance transparency, rule of law, and good governance around the world.

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Open Society Voices

Earthquake Relief in Nepal Could Be Better if Civil Society’s Hands Weren’t Tied

May 22, 2015 by Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

The government of Nepal is wrong to insist that all post-earthquake relief be channeled through the prime minister’s office.

The Law That Helps the U.S. Stop Heinous Crimes by Foreign Militaries

May 22, 2015 by Lisa Haugaard

The Leahy Law requires the U.S. government to withhold aid from foreign security forces that commit heinous crimes. A new guide helps human rights groups leverage the rule.

Global Education Goals Shouldn’t Just Be a Numbers Game

May 20, 2015 by Dierdre Williams

The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals must include education targets that can’t necessarily be quantified.

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