Political Contribution

01-10-2011 02:01 AM - عدد القراءات : 19562
كتب by Transparency International
Any contribution, made in cash or in kind, to support a political cause. Examples include gifts of property or services, advertising or promotional activities endorsing a political party and the purchase of tickets to fundraising events.56

Example in practice
In Costa Rica, a political scandal linked former presidents Miguel Angel Rodríguez and José María Figueres to the French company Alcatel, which had given them bribes and political contributions inexchange for awarding the telecommunications giant the country’s cell phone network.
Relevant links
—— Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC).
—— Open Secrets.
—— TI Policy Position: Standards on Political Funding and Favours.
—— U4 Resource Centre : Political Corruption Cases.
55 Transparency International Bangladesh, National Household Survey on Corruption 2007 http://www.tibangladesh.org/research/HHSurvey07SubstSum180608.pdf.
56 Transparency International. Business Principles for Countering Bribery (Berlin, Germany: Transparency International 2003).