Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

Democratic Governance

  • Youth empowerment through civic education

    This project aims to contribute to deepening of democracy in Mongolia through addressing the issue of youth empowerment and participation. This is the first project of UNDP Mongolia which has a specific focus on youth. Formal civic education curriculum reviewed and updated with a focus on democratic citizenship and human rights; Increased youth voice in policy making through community based civic experience; Better understanding of the youth of the dynamics of democratic conflict resolution; and the importance of active political participation.

  • Strengthening National Human Rights Oversight Capacity

    The objective is to strengthen the national human rights oversight mechanisms through supporting capacity of the NHRCM to study and report on emerging human rights issues in the current development context of Mongolia and issues affecting specific groups and seek response from duty-bearers and engage with relevant institutions for policy dialogue and public education.

  • Capacity Strengthening of Local Self-Governing Bodies

    The proposed outcome of the project is to strengthen capacities of local hurals to fulfil their representational and oversight mandates for improved accountability of local governments and local service delivery. The project aims to offer political support, financial incentives and technical assistance for the development of a National Training Programme for local elected representatives and establish appropriate institutional arrangements for delivering the programme.

Environment and Energy

  • Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP)

    The goal of the project is the reduction in the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from the building sector in Mongolia. The Building Energy Efficiency Project will contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions through the transformation of the Mongolian buildings market towards more energy-efficient building technologies and services, sustainable private house insulation and energy efficiency financing mechanisms. The project objective is the improvement of the energy utilization efficiency in Mongolian buildings by improving the energy efficiency levels of new construction sector buildings and by improving the energy efficiency of new and existing ger and private houses in urban areas.

  • Strengthening the protected area network in Mongolia (SPAN)

    The objective of the project is to catalyze the management effectiveness and financial sustainability of Mongolia’s protected areas system. The annual revenues to the National PA system at project start were approximately US$2.5million. The project aims develop the management and financial capacity of MEGD and strengthen the partnerships between PA authorities and local communities, local government, NGOs and the private sector to achieve the long-term sustainability of PA financing to allow Mongolia to cover the financing gap.

  • UN Joint Programme on Water and Sanitation

    As a part of the UN Joint Programme, UNDP component implementation started covering the target soums of Khovd and Gobi-Altai aimags in 2008, with the overall goal to improve water and sanitation management and service provision in Mongolia. UN Joint Programme on Water and Sanitation has been extended to additional target soums in Bayankhongor and Umnugovi Aimags from June 2010.