The Open Society Institute and the Soros foundations network spent more than $400 million in 2006 on improving policy and helping people to live in open, democratic societies. OSI worked on issues ranging from human rights, to access to education, to freedom of information, to public health in a variety ways.
These pages describe some of OSI’s methods, including advocacy campaigns, court cases, public education, and support for direct services. Mostly the 2006 annual report, in brief items or longer articles, focuses on telling the stories of people who are helped by OSI’s work or who are doing the work of helping. Their stories are the reason why OSI spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year in every corner of the world to build societies that open up opportunities for everyone. This report highlights many of the activities and achievements of OSI and the Soros foundations.
Contents include the following:
President’s Message Looking to Europe for Global Leadership
Regions Africa Photo essay: China
Asia Europe People with Intellectual Disabilities: Living as Everyone Else Does Photo essay: Brazil’s Favelas Latin America and the Caribbean Middle East and North Africa Internet Radio in Amman: Reporting Local Problems Without Censorship
Initiatives Public Health TB in Bangladesh: Village Women Battle the “King of Diseases” Law and Governance Pretrial Detention in Nigeria: Waiting Years in Jail for Their Day in Court Photo essay: Migration from Cameroon to France Education, Information, and Media Open Access to Scientific Research: Sharing Information, Saving Lives
U.S. Programs Students Returning to New Orleans: “Education Isn’t Just for Me”
The entire 2006 report is available in the first PDF document listed below. Smaller documents, containing one or more individual sections of the full report, are also available below. Contact and expenditure information on OSI and the Soros foundations may be found in the final PDF.
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OSI Brochure: A Record of Achievement January 2006 This brochure features selected OSI activities and achievements in the areas of freedom and democracy, human rights, education, public health, and transparency. more
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