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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

How the United States Makes Corruption in Africa Worse

August 18, 2015 by Toby Shepard 10

A year after a summit that was supposed to spark reform, illicit financial flows continue to plague Africa—and lax U.S. financial regulations are partly to blame.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 by Richard Weir 7

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 by Shaharzad Akbar 7

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

Open Society People

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