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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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Ukraine Fights Its Shortfall of Trust in Education

April 24, 2017 | Andreas Schleicher

An ambitious effort is underway to strengthen the country’s educational institutions and change incentive structures to address corruption.

Why Europe Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Inequality

February 28, 2017 | Stefano Scarpetta

A new report sheds light on the driving forces behind the rising wealth gap. Left unaddressed, the divide won’t just affect those at the bottom; it will mean a more fractious and unstable future for all.

Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014 | Thomas Wilson

Open Society Scholarships alumni Corina Ajder of Moldova and Khatuna Ioselani of Georgia discuss the impact their scholarships have had on their career choices and beyond.

How to Make Voting Meaningful for British Youth

January 23, 2014 | Michael Sani

Just a quarter of 18- to 24-year-olds took part in the last UK general election. But that doesn't mean they don't care passionately about political issues.

Uzbekistan Must End State-Sponsored Slavery

March 13, 2013 | Mark P. Lagon, Bennett Freeman

Each year the Uzbek government forces hundreds of thousands of its own citizens to pick cotton. But the U.S. State Department now has a chance to pressure Uzbek authorities to curb human trafficking.

A New Narrative for Europe

October 23, 2012 | Jacqueline Hale

Few could dispute the Nobel committee’s assessment that the EU has helped turn a continent of war into a continent of peace, but many have questioned its timing.

Young Macedonian Roma Demand the Right to Equal Representation

September 27, 2012 | Bernard Rorke

Roma activists in Macedonia are engaged in a protest campaign Rromano Avazi! (Roma Voice!) to demand equal representation in public life.

Why Is the World Bank Excluding People with Disabilities?

September 13, 2012 | Jens Trummer

The World Bank has failed to take into account the needs of people with disabilities in its policies related to social safeguards on investments. This is a blatant disregard of human rights and must be rectified immediately.

News Digest: Hundreds of Websites Blocked in India

August 24, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is about the Indian government’s decision to block hundreds of websites for fear they are inciting racial hatred.

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