New Handbook: Observation of Campaign Finance

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) just released a new Handbook to provide better guidance for election observers in examining campaign finance as part of the overall assessment of elections.

The Handbook for the Observation of Campaign Finance – the first tool of its kind for the OSCE region – combines explanations of technical aspects related to campaign finance with practical advice for election observers on how to approach the topic. Regulators and citizen observer groups can also make use of the handbook to improve campaign finance rules and practice.

The handbook is an addition to ODIHR`s continued efforts to improve its methodology and to increase professionalism in the observation of certain specialized aspects of elections. For additional manuals and handbooks on election related topics visit the OSCE resources website at

Published Jan. 22, 2015 3:16 PM - Last modified Jan. 30, 2015 1:03 PM