Yukihiko Hamada is a Senior Programme Officer in the Political Participation and Representation Programme.
Hamada’s research and work focuses on money in politics, anti-corruption and integrity-enhanced political system. In particular, he leads the development of International IDEA’s Political Finance Database as well as manages projects to increase transparency in political finance through digital means and encourage the use of public funding to promote gender equality in politics.
Prior to joining International IDEA, Hamada was a policy analyst at the OECD in Paris where he led various projects on political finance, lobbying, conflict of interest and other public sector integrity issues. He also has a wide range of public sector experience both in Japan and the UK, working at the Embassy of Japan in London and the British Embassy in Tokyo.