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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

A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 by Donysha Smith 2

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

April 18, 2016 by Levente Lintényi 2

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

Colombia’s Peace Process Needs an Accountable Extractives Industry

April 14, 2016 by Andrés Hernández, Ana Carolína González 2

A lasting peace with FARC will require a well-functioning mining industry, which is based in the rural provinces where the guerrilla group operates.

Open Society People

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