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  • 9 November 2012

    Five ‘Late’ Governments Report on OGP Activities

    Five governments that missed the April deadline to submit their Open Government Partnership national action plans have either submitted plans or are working on them, according to information provided by the OGP to The plans for two of the countries – Azerbaijan and Macedonia – are now posted (look under “related files”). The other […]

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  • 17 June 2011

    Mongolian Parliament OKs Transparency Legislation

    The Parliament of Mongolia June 16 approved the Law on Information Transparency and Right and Freedom to Access Information. “We believe that the new law will help us to consolidate democracy, freedom of expression and human rights in Mongolia,” commented Naranjargal Khashkhuu,President of Globe International. Passage of the law was supported by Globe International and […]

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  • 4 April 2011

    Mongolia Considering Draft RTI Legislation

    The Mongolian parliament is considering right to information legislation proposed by the Ministry of Justice. The draft law was submitted in January 2011, and has strengths and weaknesses, according to a critique by the Centre for Democracy and Law. CLD Executive Director Toby Mendel said: “It has a number of positive features, including a very […]

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  • 13 November 2006

    World Bank Anticorruption Strategy May Spark Changes in Disclosure Policy

    Adoption of a new anticorruption strategy at the World Bank may lead to changes in the Bank’s disclosure policy. The broad suggestions of such changes must still be converted into specific proposals, however–a process that has only just begun. If fully implemented, the changes could bring about improved transparency on proposed Bank projects and their […]

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  • 22 March 2006

    Freedom of Information Laws Added to the Development Agenda

    By Toby McIntosh Riding a wave of transparency, the idea of encouraging Freedom of Information (FOI) laws as part of the development agenda is gaining currency, but slowly. With research and case studies increasingly identifying transparency as a key tool in fighting corruption and facilitating development, more attention is being paid to the development of […]

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  • 11 April 2003

    World Bank Plans to Expand Publicity About Competitive Bidding Opportunities

    The World Bank is moving toward a new policy that will at least double the number of contract bidding opportunities publicized internationally, according to bank officials and business sector observers. The change will substantially increase the visibility of bank-financed contracts subject to international competitive bidding, with the aim of reducing costs. If all goes well […]

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Constitution of Mongolia (English) (1992)


Law on the Information Transparency and Right to Information (Mongolian) (English) (2011)



Globe International



Measuring Openness

Global Right to Information Rating
A country-by-country rating of laws by the Centre for Democracy and Law and Access Info.

Freedom House
The Freedom in the World report.

World Bank
Worldwide Governance Indicators

Transparency International, Corruption Perceptions Index
Measures perceptions of the degree of corruption.

Reporters Without Borders
The Press Freedom Index.