Related Posts: Mongolia
April 3, 2013
Recent reforms in legislation and institutions have helped demonstrate Mongolia’s strong commitment to combating corruption, and the effects are noticeable in some areas: in Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index, Mongolia’s ranking improved from 120 to 94, up 26 places from 2011.
February 13, 2013
Over the last few weeks, in our blog, our studies, in well-respected surveys, at think tanks and other organizations, and the media, the topic of corruption and transparency seems to be everywhere you look. However, there seems no clear consensus on the extent of the problem…
February 6, 2013
Mongolia’s economy is booming, with growth trajectories showing it will be one of the world’s fastest growing economies again this year. It is consistently advancing in global rankings on governance and investment climate.
February 6, 2013
Mongolia was again ranked the world’s fastest growing economy this year, but local businesses still struggle under rampant corruption, according to a just-released Asia Foundation report. Until now, there has been no data about the pervasiveness of corrupt practices affecting business-government relations in Mongolia. Foundation experts blog this week about what this means for continued [...]
January 16, 2013
Mongolia enters 2013 as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, with forecasters predicting GDP growth of 18-20 percent. Driven by a boom in mining revenues, the impact of this growth is clearly visible in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar…
January 9, 2013
For the past 30 years, Asia has been urbanizing at a faster rate than any other region in the world. In 2011, Asia was home to roughly 61 percent of the world’s population, or 4.2 billion people. More than 40 percent of them now live in urban areas. By 2025, Asia will have 21 of the world’s 37 megacities…
December 12, 2012
When I first met Pandju Merali at his home in Seal Beach, California, in 2010, he told me a story about his life, which is recorded in his memoir, From Africa 2 America. Mr. Merali talked about what it was like growing up as a child of Indian descent in the Congo…
August 22, 2012
While the arrest of Mongolia’s former president Nambar Enkhbayar on corruption charges has been dominating headlines, another quieter, but very significant event took place earlier this summer on June 28, when nine women won seats in the country’s parliamentary elections.
July 14, 2012
Earlier this week in Mongolia, The Asia Foundation organized an International Women’s Leadership Forum, hosted by the Community of Democracies, to examine women’s challenges in economic, political and civic arenas. Hillary Clinton spoke at the event, which brought together 100+ participants to discuss ways to promote women’s entrepreneurship, access to natural resources, and leadership in [...]
February 15, 2012
As Mongolians prepare for next week’s Mongolian Lunar New Year festivities, government and non-governmental organizations are celebrating the passage of two long-awaited pieces of legislation that the Parliament of Mongolia passed in January. The passage of a standalone Law on Combating Trafficking in Persons marks a milestone in Mongolia’s anti-trafficking efforts, and signifies the culmination of more than three years of intense advocacy.