Political Finance Transparency

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This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
11 March 2019
Language: 
English
Pages: 
8
Co-Publisher(s): 
Open Government Partnership

Transparency in the funding of  campaigns, political parties and democratic politics is at the heart of the international anti-corruption agenda.

The adoption of commitments on political finance transparency as part of the Open Government Partnership is an important step in that direction.

This Policy Brief discusses the importance of increasing political finance transparency in order to: (a) prevent an ‘arms race’ in election spending; (b) level the political and electoral playing field; (c) keep illicit and criminal money out of politics and elections; (d) promote the political participation of women and other marginalized groups; and (e) incentivize compliance with political finance regulations.

Contents

Introduction

The case for political finance transparency

Box 1. What can International IDEA provide?

Box 2. What can the Open Government Partnership provide?

Recommendations

References

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The Seventh Session of the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) takes place in Vienna 6-10 November 2017. Photo credit: UNODC.

The Seventh Session of the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) takes place in Vienna 6-10 November 2017. Photo credit: UNODC.

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