The Worldwide Basis for Electoral Methods is proud to publish the definitive information, Vote for Free: A International Information for Citizen Monitoring of Marketing campaign Finance, authored by Dr. Magnus Ohman, IFES’ Senior Political Finance Adviser.
The eight-step information attracts on practically a decade of labor and the experiences of individuals around the globe who’ve monitored how cash has been raised and spent in campaigns. Meant for civil society entities, it focuses on approaches to monitoring marketing campaign finance, disseminating findings and information, planning for undertaking administration and growing mechanisms for monitoring, analysis and studying.
A wholesome democracy can solely exist with transparency round how cash enters and exits the democratic political course of. In any other case, corrupt political gamers with fats wallets wield energy in governance, not the voters. Deterring the corrupting affect of cash within the political course of requires collaboration and motion from lawmakers, political events, the media and voters however extra importantly, it calls for the work of civil society.
IFES continues to help political finance initiatives by way of the IFES Middle for Anti-Corruption and Democratic Belief. It immediately informs the work of public establishments that perform formal oversight of political events and marketing campaign funds by way of its on-line instruments and the Political Finance Oversight Handbook.