Dr Yukihiko Hamada is a Programme Manager in the Global Programmes Directorate.
Hamada leads the Money in Politics (MiP) programme that supports political finance reforms across the world by providing evidence-based policy analysis and technical assistance to oversight agencies and other stakeholders. His areas of expertise focus on comparative analysis of political finance systems, anti-corruption, and digital solutions to increase political finance transparency. He authored a number of reports and news articles including “Political Finance Reforms: how to respond to today’s policy challenges?” (2020) and “The Integrity of Political Finance Systems in Asia” (2019) as well as managed the 2020 update of International IDEA’s Political Finance Database.
Prior to joining International IDEA in 2018, Hamada was a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris where he managed 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 in Japan and the UK. He holds a PhD in Political Science from University College London, UK.