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The importance of ICT for money in politics oversight

SPEECH DELIVERED:

Money and politics are intrinsically interlinked.

However, if the financing of political parties and election campaigns is not adequately regulated, money will be used for undue influence and policy capture by narrow private interests. This will disable inclusive growth and decrease trust in government and ultimately in democratic processes. And this is unfortunately true in today’s world.

Sticking with the status quo is not an option.