Proceedings of the 5th International Public Sector Conference, IPSC 2023, October 10th-11th 2023, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

Unintended Outcomes of The Political Party Campaign Funds' Accountability in Sigi Regency

Download46 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-10-2023.2342143,
        author={Nur Syami  Novianti and Irma  Irma and Haryono Pasang  Kamase and Muhammad  Natsir},
        title={Unintended Outcomes of The Political Party Campaign Funds' Accountability in Sigi Regency},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Public Sector Conference, IPSC 2023, October 10th-11th 2023, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IPSC},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={accountability campaign local political funds political parties},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-10-2023.2342143}
    }
    
  • Nur Syami Novianti
    Irma Irma
    Haryono Pasang Kamase
    Muhammad Natsir
    Year: 2023
    Unintended Outcomes of The Political Party Campaign Funds' Accountability in Sigi Regency
    IPSC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-10-2023.2342143
Nur Syami Novianti1,*, Irma Irma1, Haryono Pasang Kamase1, Muhammad Natsir1
  • 1: Universitas Tadulako
*Contact email: ophylala@gmail.com

Abstract

This study investigates the accountability of political parties in managing campaign budgets. Campaign fund data is analysed using direct observation, in-depth interviews, and archives with the case study method. We interviewed 14 people involved in the 2019 elections in Sigi Regency, including two each informant. The study reveals that political parties face challenges in being accountable for their funds, primarily due to their limited knowledge and awareness of campaign finance budget governance. Second, regulatory compliance is low due to the lack of supervision from related institutions, as well as limited regulations and policies governing the use of campaign funds. Finally, there is limited access to public information on the use of campaign funds. Thus, this study provides recommendations to increase the awareness of accountability and transparency of political parties in managing campaign finance budgets. In addition, policymakers can formulate rules that encourage public participation in a more responsible political process.