Mongolia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment
In 2020, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM)The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... published the End of Term Report for Mongolia’s second action planAction plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen... (2016-2018). The report covers the full action plan implementation period of July 2016 to June 2018.
In Mongolia, the IRM researcher Batbold Zagdragchaa’s findings are summarized below:
“Mongolia’s second action plan aimed to address a number of open government priorities in the country, such as transparencyAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, transparency occurs when “government-held information (including on activities and decisions) is open, comprehensive, timely, freely available to the pub... More of media ownership and political finance, disclosure of beneficial ownershipDisclosing beneficial owners — those who ultimately control or profit from a business — is essential for combating corruption, stemming illicit financial flows, and fighting tax evasion. Technical... and contracts in the extractives sector, and improving the Glass Account (budget transparency) system. At the end of term, implementation of commitments was low and can be attributed to political transitions, limited public consultation, and in some cases, inaction from responsible institutions. To improve the next action plan, Mongolia could share more public information on open government activities, reinvigorate the working group to monitor implementation, raise awareness and include new government actors in the OGP process, specify intended outcomes for commitments, and place greater emphasis on improving civic engagement and public accountabilityAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, public accountability occurs when ”rules, regulations, and mechanisms in place call upon government actors to justify their actions, act upon criticisms ... More in the extractives sector.”
The version of the report for public comment is available in English and Mongolian below. The two-week public comment period ended 5 August 2020.
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