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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

For Croatians, the Refugee Crisis Is Personal

October 2, 2015 by Tin Gazivoda

During the wars of the 1990s, Croatia took in half a million displaced people, a memory that still lives on today as Europe’s refugees reach its borders.

The Power of Participatory Decision Making

September 28, 2015 by Andrea Batista Schlesinger 1

By involving citizens directly in decisions about how their communities are run, we can make government more responsive and inclusive.

What the Pope’s Visit Means for Social Justice

September 22, 2015 by Jennifer Butler

Pope Francis’s U.S. trip presents a tremendous opportunity to harness his popularity for progressive change.

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As Open Society works to reduce homicides in Latin America and help cities implement the new Sustainable Development Goals, Antanas Mockus’s experience as the former mayor of Bogotá offers valuable lessons.

Open Society People

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