Transparency International is an international non-governmental organization which is based in Berlin, Germany, is published the “Corruption Perception Index” (CPI every year. The CPI currently ranks 180 countries "on a scale from 100 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt)". In 2015 Mongolia was ranked 72nd with score of 39 and in 2016 was ranked at 87th with the core of 38. In 2017 Mongolia ranks 103rd with score of 36. Therefore it means Mongolia drew back by 16 positions in 2017 compared to the previous year.
In 2017 The Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Business School of National University of Mongolia have conducted a nationwide “Mongolian business environment survey” with the aim to access current situation of Mongolian business environment, influencing factors to it. The survey results have told us that the corruption is one of key factors that draws business sector back to improve.
Since October 2017, Independent Research Institute of Mongolia has started implemented project named “Business Integrity Country Agenda” funded by Transparency International Mongolia.
The main overall goal of programme is to reduce corruption through improved transparency, integrity, and accountability in business practices.
In order to aim to the programme goal each country sets its own goals and objectives including Mongolia, which is propose an evidence-based reform agenda that seeks to improve the business integrity environment in the country and ultimately reduce corruption in and from the Mongolia's private sector.
As of today, in many countries around the world there is no comprehensive assessment framework targeted at reducing corruption in the private sector. Since 2016, Transparency International Global has been working to seek this gap through implementing Business Integrity Country Agenda in order to improve integrity in private sector. Alongside with Mozambique, Turkey, Italy, and Cambodia, we Mongolia has been initially working at BICA project in 2018.
This study has been conducting its desktop research according to the methodology developed by Transparency International Global. The agenda evaluates 51 indicators of 15 thematic areas considering relationship between public and private sector, and civil society. Therefore, the research evaluates the score of each 3 sectors. We should note that there is no comparison within countries around the world.
Throughout the research, we have established National Advisory Group of 10 advisors to provide significant inputs for the development of all research materials and inform and ensure the research's validity at all stages. First National Advisory Group's meeting was held in November 2017. National Advisory Group has selected representatives that is well respected credibility amongst all stakeholder groups of public sector: Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Academy of Governance, from private sector: representors from domestic and foreign investment company, Mongolian Stock Exchange, Mongolian Association of Securities Dealers and from civil society: Globe International NGO and Open Society Forum’s advisors.
Currently the research is ongoing, and the “Business Integrity Country Agenda” will launch its final report in early June 2018 in Mongolia as well as in Global.