IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATION: Zorig Foundation
YEARS: 2003 – 2004
GRANT AMOUNT: $15,970
THEME: Rule of Law
In 1996, Mongolian parliament passed first in the history of the country anti-corruption law, but unfortunately the law is a manifesto – like and it has been never enforced properly and as a result corruption continues to flourish in the country. In this light, adoption of the National Anti-Corruption Program in 2002 was viewed as a very positive move in the area of tackling corruption. Though until this project is was not clear what was actually done and what impact it had to the society since it was approved.
This PTF grant was to enable the Zorig Foundation (ZF), in collaboration with a partner NGO called the Academy of Sociology Training and Research Centre, to monitor the Mongolian national anti-corruption program and to develop a regular system for the monitoring and evaluation of the government’s overall anti-corruption effort. Specifically, ZF was to review the work plan of the National Anti-corruption Council, monitor the activities of three ministerial anti-corruption committees, the tax and customs authorities, and the anti-corruption activities in three districts in Ulaanbaatar, and collaborate with other selected NGOs in evaluating the implementation of the national anti-corruption program.
Results of the project were publicized through series of newspaper articles and radio and TV programs.