Board Member
Telephone: +420272650230
Mailing address: IFES 1850 K Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006, USA

IFES Senior Political Finance Advisor
Managing IFES programming regarding political finance, and has worked in countries such as Afghanistan, Armenia, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Moldova, Nigeria, the Philippines, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.
Ph.D Uppsala University, Department of Government, 2004.
Other Appointments: Elections and Political Processes Advisor & Programme Manager, IFES Sierra Leone, 2007—2008, Programme Officer IFES 2005—2006. Lecturer, Uppsala University 2004—2005.
Memberships and Fellowships: Member, Research Committee on Political finance and Political Corruption, International Political Science Association (IPSA).
Research Interests: Election administration, Campaign finance issues, Political party organisation, democratization and democracy assistance, sub-Saharan African politics.


“Money and Electoral Violence in Africa” in Electoral Violence in Africa (working title). IFES, Washington, forthcoming.

Understanding political finance in Africa (working title). International IDEA, Stockholm forthcoming.

A Global View of Political Finance Regulations as a Dependent Variable. Paper presented at IPSA World Congress 2012.

Political Finance Regulations Around the World. International IDEA, Stockholm 2012.

Sanctions against Political Finance Violations, European experience and recommendations for Georgia. IFES, Tbilisi 2011.

The Serbian 2011 Law on Financing Political Activities, - Legal provisions and recommendations for enforcement. IFES, Belgrade 2011. Also available in Serbian.

Political Finance Provisions in Liberia and suggestions for reforms. IFES, Monrovia 2011.

Political Finance Regulations in Cambodia. IFES, Phnom Penh 2011.

Global Trends in the Regulation of Political Finance. Paper presented at IPSA-ECPR Conference, Sao Paulo Feb 2011.

An Introduction to European Standards in Political Finance. Paper presented at the Armenian National Assembly Electoral Legislation Symposium. IFES, Yerevan 2010. Also available in Armenian.

Regulating the Role of Money in Politics, An International Perspective and the Egyptian Context. IFES, Cairo 2010. Also available in Arabic.

"The Abuse of Administrative Resources – Regulation in an International context and the Georgian Situation." IFES, Tbilisi 2010.

"Political Finance Regulation, the Global Experience" (editor with Zainulbhai, Hani). IFES, Washington 2009. Author of chapters “Introduction”, “Practical Solutions for the Disclosure of Campaign and Political Party Finance“ (with Santucci, Jack), “Practical Solutions for the Public Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns“ and “Conclusions”. Also available in French, Russian, Dari and Pashto.

"Evaluating Electoral Processes: A Methodology for Practitioners" (with Darnolf, Staffan & Sharma, Rakesh). Paper presented at the workshop on Comparative Democracy Assessment, Sandbjerg Gods, Nov 2009.

"Campaign Finance Oversight in the 2009 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan", IFES Political Finance White Paper Series, No 7. IFES, Kabul 2009. Also available in Dari and Pashto.

"The Political Finance Framework in Lebanon. An Analysis of the oversight mechanisms put in place for the 2009 Parliamentary Elections" IFES, Beirut 2009.

“The 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone” in Electoral Studies, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2008.

“Public funding solutions, a comparative perspective” in IFES-Nigeria Political Finance Newsletter , Vol 7. IFES Nigeria, Abuja, 2006.

Incumbency or Change? The Role of Candidate Selection in the Turnover of MPs in Emerging Democracies. Paper presented at the International Political Science Association Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 July 2006.

How Can International Non-Governmental Organisations Assist Increased Inclusiveness in the Iraqi Political System? Paper Presented at the Conference on “Equal Representation – A Challenge for Democracy and Democracy Promotion”, Uppsala, Sweden April 3–4, 2006.

Political Parties and Democracy Assistance, (Lead writer, with Ahlbäck Öberg, S & Holmbäck, B & Wockelberg, H & Åberg, V), Department of Government, Uppsala University, 2004.

The Heart and Soul of the Party, Candidate Selection in Ghana and Africa. PhD thesis, Department of Government, Uppsala University, 2004.

“Public Funding of Political Parties in Africa” in Conference Report, International IDEA/SADC Conference “Towards Sustainable Democratic Institutions in Southern Africa” (Gaborone, Botswana 8-10 May 2000). International IDEA, Stockholm, 2001.