Money in politics is an important aspect in democratic governance. Money in politics is essentially the manner in which politics is financed. Managing political financing is critical in ensuring Free, Fair and Credible elections. The integrity of an election influences the quality of democracy in any nation and the manner in which it is governed. Elections are the conduits through which transparent and accountable leadership is guaranteed which in turn contributes to economic and human development.
The prevalent challenges in most developing countries have much to do with the integrity of the electoral and political processes. The growing influence of money on politics and in electoral processes has contributed to questioning legitimacy of the elections and election results in many developing democracies. The apparent lack of political and electoral accountability has led to citizens being denied basic rights through poor service delivery. The relationship between citizens/voters and elected leaders/politicians has been skewed to largely being determined by money.
The Political Finance Academy (PFA) addresses these gaps by offering tailored courses that are meant to improve the manner in politics and elections are financed.