Mongolia ranks 103rd with score of 36; drew back by 16 positions in 2017 compared to the previous year. Previously, Mongolia was ranked at 72nd in 2015 and 87th in 2016.
The index, which ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businessmen, uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43.
One of the factors that influenced Mongolia to draw back connects with weakening impartiality of auditing and courts. It is considered that slow process of resolving corruption cases at trials, dismissals without penalty and uncompensated state losses affected to weaken people’s confidence in combat with corruption.