Our commitment to ethical and professional conduct

We follow internationally accepted principles for research and evaluation, such as Independence, Trustworthiness, Efficiency, and Collaboration.

Since 2016, we are in the process of introducing quality management system ISO 9001:2015 standards. The main principle of the system is to constantly evaluate the processes, make improvements when shortfalls are observed, which in the long run would lead to improved quality of our products and consultancy services.

Our organization follows ISO 20252:2006 standards, when conducting internal control at the highest levels.

Our membership

Our ethical and professional commitment is illustrated by our membership in the Asian Network of Social Accountability (ANSA), Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA), Innovation for Change Initiative, and the International Sociological Association (ISA).

IRIM initiated the Mongolian Evaluation Association; that integrates government and non-government organizations representatives, international experts and consultants. In collaboration with other members, IRIM is committed to practicing international evaluation standards in Mongolia.

Our professionals are committed to developing sociological research and practiced in Mongolia. IRIM has been representing Mongolian sociologists a member of ISA since 2010. We attended the Council of National Associations (2013, Turkey) and the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology (2014, Japan).

As a member of the International Sociological Association (ISA), IRIM affirms its commitment to the “Code of Ethics”, approved by the ISA’s Executive Committee.

IRIM became a member of the National Committee on Gender Equality, in 2017. Representing CSOs and the private sector, IRIM is making efforts to ensure gender equality in social science sectors and mainstreams gender equality in government policies.
In 2016 IRIM initiated the “Subjective well-being study” for the first time in Mongolia. In October 2017, IRIM became a member of “East and East Asian Social Well-being Research Consortium”.
IRIM became a member of the Asia Pacific Evaluation Society(APEA) in August 2016. Since 2017, IRIM has started working as an APEA board member.

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In 2010, IRIM became an Executive Committee member of the Partnership for Social Accountability, Mongolia and a member of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP).

IRIM became a member of the Central Asian Countries’ The Innovation for Change Initiative in 2017. Since September 2018, IRIM has been working as a board member of the network.


IRIM became a member of the Asian Democracy Research Network (ADRN) in 2020. The ADRN was launched in November 2013 to conduct research related to democratic governance and human rights promotion in Asia. Internationally recognized for its Asian Barometer research, the network includes 21 major think tanks from 14 countries that have a membership. 


International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects.

IRIM became a member of the IAIA in 2019.