Basanta Pokharel


Mongolia’s Capital Leads Charge to Improve Transparency and Fight Corruption

October 8, 2014


Ahead of a major forum on transparency and corruption in Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar this week, Capital City Governor and Mayor Bat-Uul Erdene set the tone for the discussions: “In Mongolia, corruption is so common that it has become a kind of social norm.” …


Business Conditions Dull, but Corruption Dips in Mongolia

July 9, 2014


The Asia Foundation and the Sant Maral Foundation on July 7 released the latest Study on Private Perceptions on Corruption (STOPP), revealing a troubling decline in satisfaction with the business environment and how some debilitating conditions for business…


In Mongolia, Perception of Corruption as Most Critical Problem Drops

June 18, 2014


Last week, The Asia Foundation, the Sant Maral Foundation, and Mercy Corps Mongolia released the fourth semi-annual corruption survey, revealing citizens’ perception of corruption in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. As in the three earlier surveys…