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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

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014 by Amanda Fortier

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 by Zeljko Jovanovic 2

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month—leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

Lessons from Wales on How to Value Diversity and Inclusion

October 15, 2014 by Roxanne Nazir

Isaac Blake, director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, discusses the biggest challenges that Roma, Gypsy, and Traveller communities face in the United Kingdom.

Upcoming Events

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Gerald Knaus of the European Stability Initiative and Paige Alexander of USAID discuss the implications of the ongoing crackdown on human rights in Azerbaijan.

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