My name is Bat-Orgil Altankhuyag.  Currently, I am working on a USAID project called Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment as a Local Political Expert. Previously, I worked at the Defacto Institute as a Senior Researcher, a public policy think tank here in Mongolia. I also teach an undergraduate public policy class at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST). I did my bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at MUST in 2008. In 2016, I graduated from the University of Auckland with a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a postgraduate diploma in Development Studies. 



"Development Theories and Implications for Mongolia" (2018), Nomad Publishing, Ulaanbaatar

Research Projects

  • Electoral systems options for Mongolia (2021) Asia Foundation in Mongolia
  • Institutionalization of Political parties in Mongolia with Casal Bertoa, (2020) Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mongolia
  • Intra-Party Democracy Index 2020 with Bat-Ulzii, Erdenebileg, Gankhuyag (2020)(funded by IRI)
  • Party System Institutionalization (with Batkhishig Gankhuyag) (2020) Konrad Adenauer Stiftung publishing, Ulaanbaatar
  • Intra-Party Democracy index (2019) (with Bat-Ulzii, Erdenebileg and Gankhuyag), Defacto Institute, Ulaanbaatar
  • Intra-Party Democracy Index Mongolia (with Bat-Ulzii and Gankhuyag) (2018), The Defacto Institute Publishing (in Mongolian), Ulaanbaatar
  • Comparative Analysis of Institutional Environments of NGOs: Mongolia, Poland and Hungary (with Gankhuyag) (2019) Defacto Institute Publishing, Ulaanbaatar
  • Foreign Bank Entry to Mongolia: A Comparative Analysis of the Mongolian and Hungarian Banking Sector, (2016), The University of Auckland (Dissertation), Auckland
  • Comparative Political Analysis of New Zealand and Mongolia’s Nuclear Weapon Policies (2016) the Peace Foundation, Auckland

Research papers
  • Political Stability and Intra-Party Democracy in Mongolia with Bat-Ulzii (2019), Journal of Institutional Studies, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung publishing (in Mongolian), Ulaanbaatar
  • Measuring Intra-Party Democracy in Mongolia (2019) OSCE Summer School in Democracy and Political Party, Warsaw

Opinion pieces