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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

Understanding Ferguson

August 19, 2014 by Allison Brown 4

Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

Making Progress on Freedom of Information in Africa

August 13, 2014 by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri 2

Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

August 13, 2014 by Sandra Coliver

The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

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