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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

U.S. Assistance to the Middle East is Drying Up When the Region Needs It Most

July 18, 2016 Stephen McInerney

President Obama says America stands with civil society in the Middle East, but declining funding for democracy and governance there tells a different story.

Obama’s New Drone Policy Is a Step Forward for Transparency

July 15, 2016 Toby Shepard 4

The estimates of how many people have been killed by U.S. drones since 2009 will allow the American public to ask better questions about the uses and limitations of this new technology.

The Big Impact of the Little-Known “Recommendation 8”

July 11, 2016 Iva Dobichina 1

A revision to a little-known financial regulation means that nonprofit organizations and civil society will soon be less vulnerable to illegitimate government crackdowns.

Upcoming Events

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As the Inter-American Commission prepares to elect a new executive secretary next week, this roundtable offers a rare opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves and engage in a moderated discussion with civil society.

Open Society People

Jordi Vaquer
Regional Director, Europe / Co-Director
Open Society Initiative for Europe, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Director of US Programs
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs
Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Advisor for Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center