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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.

Open Society Voices

How Democratic Transition Can Unfold in Ukraine

July 23, 2014 by Leonard Benardo 5

In Ukraine, the change ushered in on the Maidan is now being channeled into plans for better governance, law enforcement, justice, energy, macroeconomic development, health, and education.

Ensure Space for Civil Society at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

July 22, 2014 by Peter Chapman, Jeggan Grey-Johnson

If U.S. and African governments are serious about using the summit to foster meaningful trade and development, civil society must be afforded a seat at the table.

An Uncertain Future for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

July 11, 2014 by Wendy Patten

As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, the future progress of women and girls is uncertain.

Upcoming Events

Aug
4

This event alongside the U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit will offer a platform for representatives from civil society, the private sector, and governments to share experiences on efforts to improve natural resource governance.

Open Society People

Jordi Vaquer
Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Director
U.S. Programs
Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center

Open Society Jobs

London or New York
Deadline: August 17, 2014