Young people from the Scouts Association of Mongolia, the Mongolian Youth Federation and the Mongolian Student Union have initiated a campaign against corruption among civil servants. The campaign was launched on 3 December and youths have been visiting government agencies to name those “honoured” civil servants who are not corrupt and to highlight the problem.
Mongolia today is one of the youngest nations in the world, with young people age 14–34 comprising 35 percent of the population. The hard fact is that many young people in Mongolia are growing up and being educated in an environment of corrupt and unethical behavior.
Earlier this year, Transparency International released the 2017 CPI, which scores and ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). With a score of 36, Mongolia scores poorly on this year’s index, highlighting how corruption is a serious problem across the country.