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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

How the United States Can Support Armenia’s Fledgling Democracy

January 16, 2019 Tatevik Khachatryan

The people of Armenia have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact sweeping anticorruption and criminal justice reforms. Here’s what U.S. policymakers can do to help.

Q&A: Defending the Right to Protest in South Africa

December 6, 2018

Despite its place in the country’s constitution, the right to peacefully protest in South Africa is often abridged. Here’s what the civil society group Right2Protest is doing to end this injustice and protect this key right.

Lessons from 25 Years of Open Society in South Africa—and Dreams for the Next 25 Years

November 29, 2018 Alexander Soros

For more than a quarter of a century, the Open Society Foundations have been dedicated to South Africa, proudly supporting its nascent democracy and civil society movements.

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