The Crinis research uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods to assess various
dimensions of political financing transparency and accountability, and is to be used as a
benchmarking and advocacy tool for reforming the legal framework and practices associated with
political financing. Specifically, ten, interdependent dimensions-such as the scope, disclosure,
and depth of financial reporting-were assessed in this research as indicators of transparent
political financing procedures.
The report also provides recommendations for improving the current legal framework on
political financing. These include amending laws to mandate parties and candidates to submit
official identification of donors and vendors and to mandate political parties to disclose annual
audited accounting reports to the general public. It is also recommended that Non-State actors
such as Civil Society Organizations partake in monitoring and overseeing political financing
practices and to conduct awareness and advocacy programs on transparency and accountability
in political financing.