First of its kind index supported by Central Asia Hub reveals Mongolian government website transparency has almost tripled
When Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM) began critical work monitoring the digital transparency of government website organisations in 2010, rates hovered at just above 17 per cent. Nearly a decade later, this has almost tripled to just over 52 per cent.
How was this achieved? Enter a new, unique index that they developed, supported and tested by the Innovation for Change (I4C) Central Asia Hub and civil society members, which will soon hopefully be used in other regional countries and eventually in developing countries of the global South to record transparency, improve governance and help fight corruption and fulfil the rule of law.
Hub board member and IRIM executive director Batsugar Tsedendamba and his team developed the Digital Transparency Index (DTI). It can conduct analysis at an organisational, sector, sub-national and national level, focusing on enabling environment factors and the capacity and leadership of the organisation to comply with transparency standards, which gives a more comprehensive picture of the challenges to achieving accountability.