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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

Tunisia’s New Right to Information Law Needs People Power to Work

September 27, 2016 Joel Campagna, Eszter Filippinyi 1

The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.

A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa

September 19, 2016 Christopher Ifeanyi-Nwanze 1

Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.

Four Countries That Opened Their Closed Institutions—and Prevented Torture

September 16, 2016 Ben Buckland, Veronica Filippeschi

A look back at how a simple but revolutionary idea helped prevent torture in some of the world’s darkest places.

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