Political Finance Database

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?

Theme Bans and limits on private income
Description Regional or local level electoral management bodies,To ensure that donations do not come from other banned sources and to increase transparency, anonymous donations to political parties are sometimes banned outright or banned over a certain level (critics argue that provisions for anonymous donations protects the right to privacy of donors)

Breakdown by continent

Continent No Yes Not applicable No data Yes, above certain threshold Other Countries researched
Africa 20
(40.0%)
25
(50.0%)
0
(0.0%)
2
(4.0%)
3
(6.0%)
0
(0.0%)
50
Americas 10
(30.3%)
19
(57.6%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
4
(12.1%)
0
(0.0%)
33
Asia 6
(16.2%)
23
(62.2%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
8
(21.6%)
0
(0.0%)
37
Europe 0
(0.0%)
29
(69.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
13
(31.0%)
0
(0.0%)
42
Oceania 9
(64.3%)
2
(14.3%)
1
(7.1%)
0
(0.0%)
2
(14.3%)
0
(0.0%)
14
Other 3
(60.0%)
2
(40.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
5
Total 48 100 1 2 30 0 181

Country Answers

Country Year Value (Text) Details
Afghanistan 2021 No
Albania 2021 Yes
Algeria 2021 Yes
Andorra 2018 Yes
Angola 2019 No
Antigua and Barbuda 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
Argentina 2019 Yes
Armenia 2021 Yes
Australia 2019 Yes, above certain threshold
Austria 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
Azerbaijan 2023 Yes
Bahamas 2018 No
Bahrain 2021 Yes
Bangladesh 2018 Yes
Barbados 2018 No
Belarus 2018 Yes
Belgium 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
Belize 2018 No
Benin 2018 Yes
Bhutan 2018 Yes
Bolivia 2019 Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 Yes
Botswana 2021 No
Brazil 2019 Yes
Bulgaria 2021 Yes
Burkina Faso 2018 No
Burundi 2021 No
Cabo Verde 2018 Yes
Cambodia 2018 No
Cameroon 2019 No
Canada 2019 Yes, above certain threshold
Central African Republic 2021 No
Chad 2021 No
Chile 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
Colombia 2021 Yes
Comoros 2021 No
Congo, Democratic Republic of 2018 Yes
Costa Rica 2021 Yes
Croatia 2018 Yes
Cyprus 2018 Yes
Czechia 2018 Yes
Côte d'Ivoire 2018 Yes
Denmark 2021 Yes, above certain threshold
Djibouti 2018 No data
Dominica 2018 No
Dominican Republic 2021 Yes
Ecuador 2021 Yes
Egypt 2019 Yes
El Salvador 2018 Yes
Equatorial Guinea 2021 Yes
Estonia 2019 Yes
Eswatini 2018 No data
Ethiopia 2019 Yes
Fiji 2021 Yes
Finland 2018 Yes
France 2019 Yes, above certain threshold
Gabon 2018 No
Georgia 2023 Yes
Germany 2019 Yes, above certain threshold
Ghana 2018 Yes
Greece 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
Grenada 2018 No
Guatemala 2018 Yes
Guinea 2018 Yes
Guinea-Bissau 2018 No
Guyana 2018 No
Haiti 2018 Yes
Honduras 2021 Yes
Hungary 2018 Yes
Iceland 2018 Yes
India 2019 Yes, above certain threshold
Indonesia 2021 Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of 2021 Yes
Iraq 2019 Yes
Ireland 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
Israel 2018 Yes
Italy 2019 Yes, above certain threshold
Jamaica 2018 Yes
Japan 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
Jordan 2019 Yes
Kazakhstan 2018 Yes
Kenya 2023 Yes
Kiribati 2018 No
Korea, Republic of 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
Kosovo 2023 Yes
Kyrgyzstan 2021 Yes
Latvia 2023 Yes
Lebanon 2019 No
Lesotho 2021 Yes, above certain threshold
Liberia 2018 Yes
Libya 2021 Yes
Liechtenstein 2021 Yes, above certain threshold
Lithuania 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
Luxembourg 2018 Yes
Madagascar 2018 No
Malawi 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
Malaysia 2021 No
Maldives 2016 Yes
Mali 2018 No
Malta 2018 Yes
Marshall Islands 2018 No
Mauritania 2018 Yes
Mauritius 2018 No
Mexico 2019 Yes
Micronesia, Federated States of 2018 No
Moldova, Republic of 2019 Yes
Monaco 2018 No
Mongolia 2023 Yes
Montenegro 2021 Yes
Morocco 2021 No
Mozambique 2018 No
Myanmar 2018 No
Namibia 2018 No
Nauru 2018 No
Nepal 2018 Yes
Netherlands 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
New Zealand 2023 Yes, above certain threshold
Nicaragua 2021 Yes
Niger 2018 Yes
Nigeria 2023 Yes
North Macedonia, Republic of 2021 Yes
Norway 2018 Yes
Pakistan 2021 Yes, above certain threshold
Palau 2018 No
Panama 2023 Yes
Papua New Guinea 2018 Yes
Paraguay 2019 Yes
Peru 2021 Yes
Philippines 2018 Yes
Poland 2019 Yes
Portugal 2018 Yes
Republic of The Congo (Brazzaville) 2018 Yes
Romania 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
Russian Federation 2018 Yes
Rwanda 2019 No
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2018 No
Saint Lucia 2018 No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2018 No
Samoa 2021 No
San Marino 2018 Yes
Senegal 2021 No
Serbia 2023 Yes
Seychelles 2021 Yes
Sierra Leone 2018 Yes
Singapore 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
Slovakia 2023 Yes
Slovenia 2018 Yes
Solomon Islands 2018 No
South Africa 2021 Yes, above certain threshold
Spain 2018 Yes
Sri Lanka 2018 No
Sudan 2018 Yes
Suriname 2018 No
Sweden 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
Switzerland 2023 Yes
Syrian Arab Republic 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
São Tomé and Príncipe 2021 Yes
Taiwan 2021 Yes, above certain threshold
Tajikistan 2018 Yes
Tanzania, United Republic of 2021 Yes
Thailand 2018 Yes, above certain threshold
The Gambia 2018 No
Timor-Leste 2018 Yes
Togo 2018 Yes
Tonga 2018 No
Trinidad and Tobago 2018 No
Tunisia 2023 Yes
Turkey 2021 Yes
Turkmenistan 2018 Yes
Tuvalu 2021 Not applicable
Uganda 2018 Yes
Ukraine 2021 Yes
United Kingdom 2018 Yes
United States 2018 Yes
Uruguay 2021 Yes, above certain threshold
Uzbekistan 2018 Yes
Vanuatu 2018 No
Venezuela 2021 Yes
Yemen 2018 Yes
Zambia 2018 No
Zimbabwe 2018 No
Total number of countries in selected sample: 181
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