Opening Remarks and Key Note Speech
Discussion on corporate influence over politics and public policy including the relationship between political and business elites.
Discussion on what drives change (incentives from within and outside of politics).
Discussion on the challenges of women’s participation in politics, the importance of money for competing in elections and how to move forward.
Discussion on how criminal networks are corroding political systems and infiltrating political institutions; the role of drug money and violence.
1.1 Financing Democracy: Framework for Supporting Better Public Polices and Averting Policy Capture.
2.1 Designing the Rules of the Game: Legislating Money in Politics.
1.2 How to curb the influx of illicit money to parties and candidates?
2.2 Are electoral costs effectively increasing in most countries? More
1.3 How to address the gender funding gap?
2.3 Is public funding effectively increasing transparency and making politicians less dependent on big donors?
1.4 How to increase the disclosure and use of political finance information?
2.4 How can abuse of state resources be prevented?
3.1 How can the impact of official and citizen monitoring be strengthened?
4.1 How to create an effective sanctioning system?
3.2 How to work preventive with parties and candidates to increase compliance with the law?
4.2 How to design effective regional and international inter-agency collaboration for the enforcement of political finance law? More