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Mongolia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

In 2020, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the End of Term Report for Mongolia’s second action plan (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 transparency of media ownership and political finance, disclosure of beneficial ownership 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 accountability 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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