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Open Society Foundations activities in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia promote social progress and human rights by supporting programs, research, advocacy, and local organizations addressing issues such as democratic governance, human rights, and transparency and accountability.

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Corruption in Uzbekistan: The Way Forward for the Return of Illicit Assets Frozen in Europe

This conversation will focus on corrupt practices in Uzbekistan and the use of asset recovery as a form of redress for victims of corruption.

Uzbekistan’s Perfect Storm of Corruption

A new report examines corruption in the Central Asian state, where political and economic power have merged to create a hotbed of unscrupulous activity.

Exporting Repression: The Spread of Human Rights Violations in the Former Soviet Union and How Institutions Respond

Experts examine the role the EU can play in responding to the development of repressive laws and practices across the former Soviet Union.

Tackling Corruption in Uzbekistan

This report provides analysis and recommendations to help the international community strengthen its anticorruption efforts in Uzbekistan.

ScholarForum: Migration/Central Asia and Mongolia

The 18th edition of the ScholarForum includes articles on migration and Central Asia and Mongolia submitted by the Open Society Scholarship Programs’ grantees and alumni.

Kazakhstan’s “Training Café” Serves Up Inclusion  

The café, staffed entirely by people with disabilities, is part of an effort to move people out of institutions and into the community and the workforce.

Open Society People

Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Advisor for Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center