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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

Local officials participating in workshop to better understand democratic processes
Participatory governance at local level

Mongolia’s rich endowment of mineral resources promises major economic benefits, but it also presents governance challenges such as mismanagement and corruption. If these challenges are not sustainably addressed, the resource boom will pose huge strains on the country, create new “mega” challenges, and could even threaten political and economic stability.

Sustainable improvements in good governance, including the increased participation of women , disabled citizens and other marginalized groups, at all levels of government and civil society, are necessary to strengthen democratic principles of pluralism, equality and representation in Mongolia’s government.

USAID will support the formulation and implementation at both national and sub-national levels of laws and regulations that increase transparency, reduce corruption and make government more accountable to citizens. USAID will work to increase participation among citizens and civil society groups in legislative development and implementation, as well as in the exercise of their legitimate oversight roles. USAID will support the Government of Mongolia to reduce inconsistent and selective implementation of law, and will strengthen select government institutions and bodies engaged in fighting corruption.

Last updated: April 17, 2014

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