This study of the cost of politics in Mali analyses the expenditure of individuals running for political office, and the cost of maintaining that office.

The report finds that the cost of getting elected to parliament is 252% of the average annual salary of an MP. It highlights a number of consequences of this high cost, including women and youth  being shut out of politics.

The report also contains a number of recommendations to ensure more inclusive access to politics in MP.

The Mali Cost of Politics reports is part of a series of studies into the cost of politics around the world, by NIMD and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). All the reports can be found on our joint cost of politics website.

This report was prepared by the Groupe Odyssee, with funding and support from NIMD. 

This study of the cost of politics in Uganda analyses the expenditure of individuals running for political office, and the cost of maintaining that office.

The report finds that the cost of getting elected to parliament is 132% of the average annual salary of an MP. It highlights a number of consequences of this high cost, including young people being shut out of politics.

The report also contains a number of recommendations to ensure more inclusive access to politics in Uganda.

The Uganda Cost of Politics reports is part of a series of studies into the cost of politics around the world, by NIMD and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). All the reports can be found on our joint cost of politics website.

This report was prepared by the Public Policy Institute (PPI), with funding and support from NIMD and WFD. 

This study of the cost of politics in Kenya analyses the expenditure of individuals who contested for political office at Senate, National Assembly and County Assembly level in Kenya in 2017.

Drawing on data from a survey of 300 aspirants as well as focus group discussions and key informant interviews with prominent political participants and experts, this study uncovers the costs for aspirants at different stages of this process.

The report finds that the cost of getting elected to the Kenyan National Assembly is 245% of the average annual salary of an MP. It highlights a number of consequences of this high cost, including weak oversight and the exclusion of otherwise capable candidates.

The report also contains a number of recommendations to ensure more inclusive access to politics in Kenya.

The Kenya Cost of Politics reports is part of a series of studies into the cost of politics around the world, by NIMD and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). All the reports can be found on our joint cost of politics website.

This study was prepared by Prof. Karuti Kanyinga and Tom Mboya on behalf of South Consulting Africa Limited. It was funded by NIMD and WFD. 

 

The Jordan School of Politics (JSoP) provides young people from across Jordan’s political spectrum with knowledge and skills to enhance their political participation. It’s about sharing knowledge between aspiring young politicians in the country and helping them to learn from each other’s experiences

As part of their training, participants prepared a number of policy papers, which show the advocacy skills they have developed. These skills will help them to empower youth participation to express their views.

This booklet (in Arabic) contains the best six papers, selected by a panel of judges, on the following topics:

  1. Promoting decentralization in Jordan.
  2. Facilitating access of Jordanian youth to leadership positions in political parties.
  3. Enabling Jordanian expats to vote in the parliamentary elections.
  4. Improving financial contributions to support political parties.
  5. Improving distance education in Jordan in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  6. Ensuring the right to express an opinion in the Jordanian visual media.

 

As part of its involvement in the European Union Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development (EU-JDID), NIMD has worked with the Jordanian Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs (MoPPA) and local consultants to produce two guides on manifesto development and campaigning.

The guides target political parties, political movements, election candidates, election campaign managers, and civil society organizations. Through these documents, NIMD aims to develop the theoretical knowledge of these groups on manifesto development and campaigning, and equip them with the necessary skills to develop and build their own manifestos and campaigns step by step.

The publication of these materials was funded by the EU. As part of our role in the European Union support for Jordanian democratic institutions and development (EU-JDID) project, NIMD was responsible for contacting and contracting Jordanian academics and researchers, who produced the content. In addition, our team in Jordan coordinated the processes surrounding the design, production and launch of the materials.

The Uganda Cost of Politics study is part of a series conducted by NIMD and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) across a number of programme countries. Through interviews with politicians and political party members, we delve into the true toll that money in politics takes on inclusiveness and political participation. As well as sparking conversations and change within countries, the findings will feed into our work towards inclusive politics.

This research was carried out by the Public Policy Institute (PPI) and supported by NIMD and WFD.

NIMD and the Colombia’s Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) launched a report on violence against political, social and community leaders during the COVID-19 crisis.

The report shows an increase in the severity of violence against these leaders, and puts forward a series of public policy recommendations to protect them.

NIMD Jordan worked with the Jordanian Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs (MoPPA) to produce and launch this series of civic education toolkits on youth participation in politics.

These toolkits target young people who are members of political parties and civil society organizations. The objective is to spread awareness among Jordanian youth and encourage them to participate with political parties and in the political process.

This series contains eight booklets on topics ranging from democratic theory, to human rights to the art of dialogue.

The publication of these materials was funded by the EU. As part of our role in the European Union support for Jordanian democratic institutions and development (EU-JDID) project, NIMD was responsible for contacting and contracting Jordanian academics and researchers, who produced the content. In addition, our team in Jordan coordinated the processes surrounding the design, production and launch of the materials.

NIMD’s Jordan office conducted an analysis of the budget of 15 Jordanian political parties. The analysis aims to offer a glimpse of parties’ behaviour; generate conclusions; and proposes recommendations to enhance partisan expenditures practices.

NIMD’s office in Jordan analyzes the internal democracy of the country’s political parties. They examine the internal structures and processes of each party, including the rotation of Secretaries General and the average length of time they spend in office.