U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from a U4 Partner Agency. The U4 Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.


Many developing countries have turned into one-party states because the party in power controls the resources and the sources of information. Is there evidence of positive experiences where this situation was reversed? Who are the actors for change and what’s the role of the international community in supporting a move towards more transparency in political finance?


  1. Overview of political party financing
  2. Abuse of state resources
  3. International legal standards
  4. Inhibitors of change
  5. Actors for change
  6. Case studies
  7. Conclusions
  8. References


Krista Lee-Jones, [email protected]


Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka, [email protected]




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