The first Global Conference on Money in Politics was held in September 2015. International IDEA and the Electoral Tribunal of Mexico brought to advance the global debate on money in politics and identify solutions for what is currently one of the biggest threats to democracy worldwide.
Money in Politics: Regional Approaches Tackling a Global Concern
International IDEA shared global comparative perspective on political parties and campaign finance at the 24th World Congress of Political Science on 27 July 2016 in Poznań, Poland
Money in Politics Conference, Georgia
The fourth in a series of global conferences highlighting the issues of Money in Politics took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 18-19 February and focused on the role money plays in Eastern and Central Europe.
Regional Conference on the Use of Money in Politics and Its Effects on People's Representation
New Delhi, India, 15 - 16 December 2015
The two-day regional conference on “The use of money in politics and its effects on people’s representation” was jointly held with the Election Commission of India, International IDEA & India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) on 15-16 December 2015 in New Delhi.
Global conference on money in politics centers on solutions
Wrapping up the three-day Global Conference on Money in Politics, International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme highlighted the need to look ahead and take the experiences shared and gained in Mexico to continue the work on the issues involved in money in politics.
“This is not the end point, it is a landmark,” Leterme said. “The problem exists, and is a very important problem, but on the other hand, after these three days the feeling many of us have is that there is a solution.”
How to tackle dirty money in politics
International IDEA, partnered with Transparency International and the Government and Public Policies School of Pontificia (Universidad Catolica del Peru), and organized an international seminar on the Quality of Democracy in Latin America. The seminar was part of the work the International IDEA office in Peru, leading to the presidential elections.