Mongolia has long been associated with corruption in political and judicial circles. How accurate is this opinion?
According to a survey conducted by the Sant-Maral Foundation in cooperation with the Asian Foundation, 93.6 percent of respondents consider corruption is very widespread in Mongolia. No less than 87 percent of respondents consider that the Mongolian Government is failing in fighting corruption; at the same time, the general public has great faith in the Independent Authority against Corruption.
Another question involves participation in corrupt activity: the number of people who admitted giving or accepting bribes has decreased to 3.3 percent. One can assume that this figure is not so accurate!
The 14th Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of Corruption (SPEAK) has been conducted across the country in rural soums, provinces, and the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.