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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

Hope on the Road Ahead

November 18, 2016 Chris Stone

Hatred, racist bigotry, and sexist violence are not new. But the frequency and scale we’ve seen since November 8 are alarming.

Corruption in the Czech Republic Finally Meets Its Match

November 11, 2016 Lukáš Kraus

Advocates and politicians are working together to change the way the country does business.

Civil Society in Brazil Is Urbanizing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

November 10, 2016 Oded Grajew, Maurício Piragino

By using the SDGs to update municipal best practices, advocates hope the UN’s goals can improve life in cities like São Paulo.

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The Open Society Institute–Baltimore will host a summit designed to create a community-driven blueprint for the new mayor and city council to address some of Baltimore’s most intractable issues.

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Open Society Initiative for Europe, Open Society Initiative for Europe
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