ANTI-CORRUPTION WORK GROWS AS CORRUPTIVE FORCES BECOME MORE COMPLEX
Anti-corruption work is becoming more complicated, more global, and more difficult to track. But in the same vein, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is committed now more than ever to the work, especially as new technologies and actors continue to open new avenues for corruption in elections.
We were proud to serve as both a leader and listener at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) earlier this month. The corrupting influence of money in the political process and the abuse of state resources become more prominent every day, which is why IFES continues to be on the leading edge of anti-corruption work.
“The growth of this community shows just how prominent the issue of electoral and political corruption has become,” IFES Vice President of Programs Katherine Ellena says.
IFES Senior Political Finance Adviser Dr. Magnus Öhman, led a community practice meeting on political finance with more than 17 other groups represented.
“It gave experts and activists from around the world the opportunity to share ideas on combatting corruption and illicit financial flows, identifying challenges and solutions in fighting for increased compliance and transparency,” Öhman says.