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July 13, 2018
정치적 투옥과 만성적 기아의 위협에서 벗어나 더 나은 삶을 살고자 많은 주민들이 북한을 떠난다. 이들 중 상당수가 베트남이나 중국을 북한의 성공적인 모델로 보고 있지만, 오세혁 씨는 몽골의 잔인하고 억압적인 공산주의 정권에서 자유롭고 번영하는 민주주의로의 변화를 이용하여 다른 시각을 제시합니다. 오세혁 씨는 1999년에 북한을 떠났다. 그 이후로 동료 북한 주민들의 삶을 개선하는 데 전념해 왔다. 전환기 정의 위킹그룹의 공동 창립자이자 수석 연구원인 세혁 씨는 최근 몽골의 전환 과정 경험을 정리한 IRI의 COMET 프로그램에... Read More
July 13, 2018
Drawn by the promise of a better life free of the threat of political imprisonment and chronic starvation, many North Koreans leave the country. While many of these North Korean’s see Vietnam or China as successful models for North Korea, Sehyek Oh provides a different perspective using Mongolia’s... Read More
January 05, 2017
Precedent is highly important in legal systems, but what about precedent in new democracies? How can new democracies establish democratic norms and processes when there’s little precedent for it? For Mongolia’s thriving civil society, embarking on campaign finance oversight marks an... Read More
November 16, 2016
It’s not often that people get excited about government budgets, especially citizens. Often it requires someone with a background in finance and accounting or an extremely engaged citizen to get into the nitty-grittiness of budget allocations and keep track of multiple planning and approval... Read More
October 04, 2016
It’s not everyday that we get to share the personal stories of people who want to run for office and serve their country. Much of our work focuses on supporting aspiring candidates through workshops or helping elected officials engage citizens but storytelling sometimes gets lost in the day-to-day... Read More
June 30, 2016
Voters expect results, and when they don’t get what they want, their anger can extinguish the hopes of political parties. The anti-establishment mood that has appeared in other countries lately is certainly present in Mongolia as well. Poor economic performance, rising inequality as a result of... Read More
May 12, 2016
There is no better way to evaluate the performance of a democracy than by asking the people themselves what they think.  Regardless of any qualitative or quantitative metric – whether GDP per capita, legislature productiveness or prevalence of social protections – what matters most is how... Read More
March 30, 2016
On February 28, 2016, after traveling for over 20 hours, I finally landed in Washington, DC from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as part of a three-day International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Scholars Conference with my counterparts in IRI’s field offices around the... Read More
December 10, 2015
For most Mongolians like me, December 10 is not only international human rights day but also a historic, nostalgic day that makes us recall those bittersweet memories of late 80s and early 90s. On December 10, 1989, 26 years ago, the citizens of Mongolia announced the beginning of the democratic... Read More
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Burt-Ujin Bayarsaikhan

Program Manager, Mongolia
December 08, 2015
Combatting corruption – as I’ve written before – cannot occur solely by talking about the issue.  The behavior changes that are required – officials acting with more integrity and... Read More

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