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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

Two Years After the Voting Rights Act Was Gutted, We Need It More Than Ever

July 1, 2015 by Julie Fernandes, Dana Paikowsky

Restoring this crucial piece of legislation is at least as important as taking down the Confederate flag.

Once Riddled with Corruption, Slovakia Sets a New Standard for Transparency

June 2, 2015 by Gabriel Sipos 6

Slovakia’s commitment to publishing corporate and government documents online has caught all of Europe’s attention—including the country’s old partner, the Czech Republic.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 by Peter Noorlander 10

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.

Open Society People

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