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Video: How Unregulated Money in Politics Corrupts


Breaking the link between money in politics and corruption requires dedicated effort. Public institutions that oversee political finance must be protected from political interference and have the authority to take on powerful stakeholders. Many groups must work together to create a legal and social framework to deter the corrupting influence of money in politics — including lawmakers, political parties, civil society groups, media and voters. 

A new International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) original whiteboard video explores how unregulated money in politics corrupts and undermines the democratic process – and how to clean it up.

Explore IFES’ anti-corruption and political finance programming to learn more.

Published on June 2, 2021.