In politics the term transparency refers to the ability of stakeholders in decision making and resource allocation, especially those who pay taxes to fund government or run parties, to determine what is going on, and influence it.
- See Transparency International for the organization most devoted to this worldwide.
- See Auditor General for the role most concerned with this in the Government of Canada
- See GPC Governance, Governance Council and Political Party Governance for issues specific to parties - especially the open party approach.
- The Living Platform itself is a mechanism for transparent party platform creation and party platform comparison, e.g. party platform comparison chart, Policy FAQ, Answers to Questionnaires 2004, etc.