Key Findings of the Study on “Democratic Governance Institutions (1992-2013): Lessons Learned and Proposals for Reform” Presented to Academic ResearchersFeb 7, 2014
Key Findings of the Study on “Democratic Governance Institutions (1992-2013): Lessons Learned and Proposals for Reform” Presented to Academic Researchers.
Over 20 years have passed since the adoption of the new Constitution of Mongolia. Many countries were unable to sustain their Constitution for that long period of time, so this is already an achievement by itself. The objective of the Constitution was, according to those who had been involved in the drafting of the Constitution, to provide legal basis for transition to democracy, protection of human rights and development of market economy. Mongolia has changed a lot since the adoption of the Constitution. For example, the system of political parties has changed, institutions of the state have developed, the economy has grown, and extraction of mineral resources has radically changed the structure of the economy. All these necessitate a detailed review of the 1992 Constitution.
In response to this need, a study on “Democratic Governance Institutions (1992-2013): lessons learned and proposals for reform” was conducted under the project “Support to Participatory Legislative Process”, a project being implemented jointly by the Parliament of Mongolia and UNDP. The study aimed to review if the Constitution of Mongolia has achieved its objectives and how it has evolved, to assess its implementation status, and to provide some proposals and recommendations.
The study report and its recommendations were presented to the Working Group on determining the need for any amendment to the Constitution and comments and views were exchanged several times. The study report will also be presented to academia, researchers and other relevant stakeholders. In this context, the section on state structuring was discussed on 7th February 2014, at the Academy of Management.