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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

Brazil’s Groundbreaking Attempt to Get Corporate Money Out of City Politics

January 11, 2017 Ariel Kogan, Ana Carolina Evangelista

In 2016, for the first time, all private-sector campaign financing for municipal elections came exclusively from individuals.

Against Ambivalence

January 5, 2017 Chris Stone

Living in uncertain times is no excuse to relax our commitment to open societies—indeed, it obligates us to work harder than ever.

How One Courageous Whistle-Blower Exposed Corruption in Slovakia’s Government

December 20, 2016 Gabriel Sipos

The story of an ordinary civil servant turned transparency pioneer.

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
Director - Democracy Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs