Mongolia EITI Multi-stakeholders National Council 11th meeting took place in the Government House on December 23, 2013.
The meeting was opened and welcomed by Prime Minister of Mongolia Mr. Altankhuyag.N
He mentioned that one of priority of Mongolia EITI is passing Mongolia EIT law in the nearest future or in 2014, and Government is supporting an openness and transparency in all sectors.
He said “the transparency is not easy job, it needs a lot efforts to have it. Our public (state) service is still not open, and what we are doing is opening only tip of huge iceberg in the ocean. Mongolia EITI is effectively cooperating on the Tripartite principle, and we should keep this trend and good practice. Mongolia EITI may be also functioning under scope of law of information freedom, if there is some opposition. Government of Mongolia is disclosing 28 indicators of activities, and for example Government of Korea is disclosing 33 indicators. So, eventually, absolute 100% of transparency is not possible, we should recognize.”
He concluded that we still have to work more and more to reach practical transparency in place.
The team of consortium of UK based Moore Stephens and Mongolian company Dalaivan audit presented final findings of Mongolia EITI Reconciliation report 2012. The members discussed and endorsed the Report and agreed to disseminate. 200 companies’ reports have been reconciled and the amount equals 33 % of revenue of 2012 national budget. Discrepancies a bit higher that 2011 Reconciliation report, 360 million MNT.
Secondly National Council endorsed the Work plan for 2014 after questions and answers, and so a report of execution of Work plan of 2013.
Also National council over viewed working guidelines of local EITI councils and adopted the document not as the rule/mandate originally designed but as the recommendations to already established local councils.
The reason is that 16 aimags and Ulaanbaatar city have established the councils but the funding from National budget is not provided yet by law, so it would is like a recommendations, if local councils.
For more detail please visit the page "Mongolia EITI Reconciliation Reports/2012" of our website and download it.