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Fiona Rowley talks about her experiences about budgeting and financing of elections in South Africa
PUBLISHED: Wed, 01/15/2020

Fiona Rowley, Executive Director for Cooperate Services at International IDEA and former Chief Financial Officer of the Election Commission of South Africa talks with Erik Asplund, Porgramme Officer at International IDEA and answers questions about: how the Election Commission of South Africa gets its funds? What processes does it follow when negotiating that budget? How the budget for the Commission was developed and what methodology was used, who was involved and if the commission operational plan includes a budget? The main financing or budgeting challenges at the commission during her time at the commission; the most expensive line item in terms of the election; cost saving measures.

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