In 2014 it came to the realization of the NGOs working on anti-corruption that many of the accountability deficits that have and continue to bedevil Uganda’s development are somehow embedded in the manner in which electoral campaigns are financed.
The anti-corruption activists raised concern about the highly commercialized political culture that saw money become a significant factor in determining electoral outcomes. Moreover the regulatory framework for campaign financing was virtually non-existent. This motivated the formation of Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring (ACFIM).
ACFIM is the vanguard organization for promoting transparency and accountability in financing electoral campaigns and political parties as one of the ways of contributing towards building electoral integrity in Uganda. Membership of the alliance covers 52 districts with a targeted growth in coverage of up to 70% of the country by 2021.