Ulaanbaatar, September 9, 2011 — Partners with the Joint Working Group of the Cabinet Secretariat and the Independent Authority Against Corruption to Promote Cross-Functional Anti-Corruption Practices
The Asia Foundation hosted a closing ceremony for the Mongolia Anti-Corruption Support Project in collaboration with the Joint-Working Group of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia and the Independent Authority Against Corruption.
Since 2005, with funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, The Asia Foundation has provided technical assistance to the Government of Mongolia to prevent, deter and reduce corruption. Working in close cooperation with government, legislature and judiciary partners, Mongolia has taken significant steps to implement anti-corruption legislation, such as mandatory asset and income disclosures for all civil servants and anti-corruption action plans in all ministries, including state agencies, local administration and state owned enterprises. These efforts showcase the government’s willingness to create a conducive environment, free from public sector corruption.
At the culmination meeting, over 100 delegates from various government, judiciary and legislature partners shared their accomplishments, challenges and next steps in fighting corruption. The meeting also promoted interagency cooperation to ensure successful adjudication and consistency in sentencing of corruption-related cases among the Supreme Court of Mongolia, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Independent Authority Against Corruption.
Key partners of the project include the Supreme Court of Mongolia, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Independent Authority Against Corruption, General Agency for Specialized Inspection, General Authority for State Registration, the Capital City Land Authority and Darkhan-Uul and Umnugobi aimag governor’s office.
The Asia Foundation has been funding and implementing programs in Mongolia since 1991. In 2006, the Foundation advised on and advocated for passage of the Anti-Corruption Law which established the Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC), the lead agency for fighting corruption in Mongolia. Since the IAAC’s establishment, the Foundation has been working on strengthening IAAC’s capacity to identify and prevent corruption.