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Anticorruption

Anticorruption

The Open Society Foundations are working to secure legal remedies for bribery, the theft of public assets, and money laundering arising from the exploitation of natural resources.

Recent Work

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

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

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Georgia Activists Close Ranks Online to Open Government Data

Four advocacy groups in Georgia joined efforts to create an online tool for more transparent governance, offering valuable lessons about the role of technology in NGO strategy.

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The Unintended Consequences of Right to Information  

Open Society Fellow Prashant Sharma discusses unintended consequences of India’s Right to Information Act.

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Mexico’s Federal Prosecutor Must End Secrecy over San Fernando Massacres

Under Mexico’s new information laws, the federal prosecutors are not allowed to keep files on human rights abuses secret.

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Updates from Ukraine: Implications of a “Post-Maidan” Environment for Open Society  

Inna Pidluska of Ukraine’s International Renaissance Foundation discusses Ukraine’s evolving political culture, early elections, and potential opportunities for civil society and parliamentarians to pursue a reform agenda.

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Resources for the Future: Partnering with Civil Society for Transparency and Accountability in Africa

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