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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

Tackling Corruption in Armenia with High- and Low-Tech Tools

April 15, 2014 by Jed Miller

A government watchdog in Armenia is using data generated by ink and paper to fight corruption in the media.

Remembering Peter Bell

April 15, 2014 by Chris Stone

Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.

Democracy Is More Than Just Holding Elections

April 11, 2014 by Lauren Frohne 2

Wouldn’t you like to give those in power a report card? This is what citizen engagement looks like, and it’s possible for all of us, according to John Gaventa, head of the Coady International Institute.

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Four civil society activists discuss the evolving human rights challenges facing Ukraine.

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