About Our Work
Our work on money in politics aims to inform efforts to improve the regulation of political finance. The core hypothesis which guides our work in this area is that exploring the ways in which money in politics is regulated, in law and in practice, can help pro-reform actors understand the strengths and weaknesses of their political finance systems. This can then support their efforts to adapt their systems, and make progress towards more open, transparent, and accountable political finance regimes. At the same time, external actors, in exploring, using, and reflecting on political finance data, can learn how to more effectively support locally driven progress in particular contexts.
Campaign Finance Indicators (2014-15) A rigorous cross-national survey examining both the legislation regulating political finance and the in practice implementation of that legislation across 50 indicators and five issue areas fundamental to campaign finance regulatory systems.
State Integrity Investigations (2015) A data-driven analysis of transparency and accountability in all 50 US states, including 26 indicators that explore state-level regulation of political finance, and how those regulations are implemented in practice.