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The boards of the Open Society Foundations guide the strategy, budgets, and direction of our work. Composed of advocates of open society values from around the world, our boards provide expert advice and oversight.

Global Board

The Global Board is the international advisory board to the Open Society Foundations. The Global Board is the only body that reviews and advises with respect to all programs and entities within the Open Society Foundations. The board considers the strategies submitted by all Open Society entities and programs, and conducts reviews and recommends corresponding budgets.

Geographic Boards

The Open Society Foundations benefit from the advice and experience of the Advisory Boards, who advise the geographic programs. Members of the Advisory Boards of the geographic programs are prominent regional experts on the social, political, and economic issues of the geographic area. 

Thematic Boards

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