Open Society Policy Center

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The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), a non-partisan public policy organization organized under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, was launched in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. It was established and is funded by billionaire George Soros. [1]

The stated goal of the OSPC is "to be a leading center of policy advocacy. The office will address both domestic and international policy issues, with core focus areas including domestic civil liberties, multilateralism, economic development, civil rights, equal rights for women and global economic governance."[2]

Globalization Reform Project

"The Globalization Reform Project's goal is to promote policies that make globalization more inclusive and democratic, more economically stable, and to ensure that it generates economic development that benefits the world's most disadvantaged populations."[3]

"Inadequate financing represents a significant constraint on development in many countries. The Project will focus public attention on this vital matter. Expansion of International Monetary Fund special drawing rights represents a ready means of increasing the supply of development financing. Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCA), which aim to direct development assistance to selected countries, represent another important initiative. The Globalization Reform Project will work to ensure that the selection criteria for awarding MCA assistance are consistent with the advancement of democratic inclusive development targeted at the poorest countries."[4]

"Good economic governance is also critical to the development process, and the Globalization Reform Project will promote initiatives that reduce corruption and enhance policy accountability. The world's poor need to be empowered to help themselves economically. The Globalization Reform Project will encourage new institutional arrangements that increase the access of poor people to cheap credit. More generally, economic policy must promote equality of economic opportunity through improved education and health care, and by encouraging the creation of employment opportunities consistent with the International Labor Organization's notion of decent work."[5]

Staff 2007

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Former Staff

[Info from 2006]

Directors 2007

Officers 2007

Contact

Open Society Policy Center
1120 19th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.721.5600
FAX: 202.530.0128,
URL: http://www.opensocietypolicycenter.org

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