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Jun
02
2022
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International IDEA participated in the SDG16 Conference 2022 in Rome on 21-22 April 2022, on behalf of the SDG16 Data Initiative. Building on the outcome of the 2019 and 2021 editions, the 2022...
Mar
29
2022
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Businesses are the most influential, best-resourced actors when it comes to the flow of money in politics. More than 70 of the largest economic entities in the world are companies, not countries....
Mar
04
2022
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International IDEA’s recent report and video highlight that levelling the financial field for men and women candidates remains one of the pressing priorities to #BreakTheBias and promote gender...
Jun
14
2021
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Political finance is one of the elephants in the room in any policy conversation on fighting corruption. It is also at the core of the credibility crisis that negatively impacts on public trust in...
Mar
01
2021
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In the lead up to International Women's Day 2021, we are reminded that political representation of women remains low in most countries. Women represent only about 25 per cent of all elected...
Jun
08
2020
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Essential to political participation and representation, successful or not, are the financial resources and structures supporting it. In order to support evidence-based debates on money in politics,...
Feb
27
2020
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International IDEA’s political finance data informed the debate at the Expert Review Meeting on Commonwealth legislative approaches to political finance regulation, organised by the Commonwealth...
Nov
21
2019
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International IDEA organized the first of a series of Expert Talks in Stockholm on 14 November 2019, exploring a number of interlinked issues between political finance and corruption. The event...
Oct
25
2019
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With the aim to support evidence-based political finance reforms around the world, “The Political Finance Design Tool” is now available online. The Tool provides governments, policymakers, oversight...
Oct
23
2019
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International IDEA organized the Inter-Regional Roundtable on the Intersections between Gender and Political Finance in Brussels on 16-17 October 2019. The Roundtable provided a forum for female and...
Sep
25
2019
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International IDEA’s Regional Europe Programme celebrated the International Day of Democracy (15 September) by co-organizing a high-level conference on ‘No Democracy without Accountability’, at the...
Apr
09
2019
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You may have heard “Litecoin”, “Ripple” or “Ethereum” tossed around in conversation. If not, you’ve certainly heard of “Bitcoin”—the most popular of virtual mediums of exchange, known as...
Mar
11
2019
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A lack of information on how much money circulates in and around elections, where resources are coming from and how they are spent could facilitate corruption and undermine integrity of political...
Dec
12
2018
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For democracies to function properly and meet the needs of citizens, they need to be adequately resourced. It is therefore unavoidable to talk about money when discussing the conduct of elections,...
Dec
11
2018
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Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and...
Dec
11
2018
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Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia’s democracy is in constant peril. The country’s political turmoil is not only prompted by the geopolitical forces outside of its borders, but also from...
Dec
10
2018
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With parliamentary elections in Moldova less than three months away, debate on the funding of election campaigns is heating up. On 6 December 2018, International IDEA organized Moldova’s first...
Nov
06
2018
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Ensuring the effective implementation of political finance regulations and regularly updating them to appropriately address new risk areas are the keys to successful anti-corruption efforts. In order...
Oct
09
2018
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One of the most striking findings of International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy Indices is that the perceived level of corruption has not changed significantly across the world in the last ten...