Acknowledgments

International IDEA would like to thank all those who have participated in the Political Finance Database project for their hard work making the database the world’s primary resource on political party and candidate finance regulations, providing expertise and pulling together all the resources making it comprehensive.

For the 2018 Political Finance Database, the co-ordination and finalisation of the database was led by Yukihiko Hamada, Senior Programme Officer, International IDEA. Development and conceptualisation of the re-design of the database was conducted by Elin Syberg Falguera. Magnus Öhman also provided indispensable expertise in the conceptualisation for the new questionnaire and continuous advice. Data cleaning and follow-up were carried out by William Sjöstedt, Ivana Hossi and Sahra Daar. Administrative assistance was provided by Jenefrieda Isberg. The project also benefited from comments and inputs from Jorge Valladares, Sam Jones and Mette Bakken.

Special thanks go to the following institutions and experts who conducted thorough data collection and review for the database:

 

Center for Multi-Party Democracy, Kenya

Range Mwita

Frankline Mukwanja

 

Libyan Transparency Association, Libya

Ibrahim Ali

 

Melbourne University, Australia

Joo-Cheong Tham

Lesley Clark

Yee-Fui Ng

Tim Kuhner

Alan Wall

 

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Nyi Nyi Kyaw

Jeremy Lim

 

Promo Lex, Moldova

Cornelia Calin

Cristina Chebes

Nicolae Panfil

 

Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Erik Mobrand

Seksan Anantasirikiat: 

Elvis Kim

Ihwa Lee

 

Transparency International

Alejandro Urizar

Marvin Pol Álvarez

Leidy Cáceres Casilimas

Emilio Moya Díaz

Cecilia Rodríguez Fernández

Karina Kalpschtrej

Jaime López

Rafael Jerez Moreno

Mildred Rojas

Sandra Ximena Martínez Rosas

Roberto Troncoso

Tamara Velásquez

 

University of Nottingham and the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Fernando Casal Bertoa

Filippo Boni

Wafa Hassan

Thoiba Saeedh

Dishil Shrimankar

Khurram Siddiqui

Chirayu Thakkar

Lhawant Ugyel

 

University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Vit Simral

Marija Aleksovska 

Ezemenaka Kingsley Emeka

Vaida Jankauskaite

Sergiu Lipcean

Jan Prouza

Vitalija Simonaityte

Leonid Sirota

Vojtech Smolik

 

Independent Researchers and Reviewers

Diane Bunyan - Council of Europe Expert, United Kingdom

Luis Egusquiza  - Programme Officer, International IDEA, Peru Office

Ahmed Farag – United Kingdom

Francesca Feo –Italy

Prof. Ömer Gençkaya – Marmara University, Turkey

Eva Johais –Germany

Barbara Jouan Stonestreet - USA

Olha Karavayeva - Sweden

Jacopo Leone - OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

Alejandro Oikonomou –  Greece

Jide Ojo –Nigeria

Sónia Pereira de Figueiredo - Portugal

Adam Sawicki –Poland

Dr. Assaf Shapira - The Israel Democracy Institute, Israel

Katarina Soltesova – Slovakia