UNDP

About us

Who we are

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in nearly 170 countries and territories, including Mongolia, helping the country to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP opened its representative office in Ulaanbaatar in 1973 after more than a decade of successful cooperation with Mongolia. Ever since UNDP has been committed to helping the Government and the people of Mongolia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other national development priorities through capacity development, knowledge sharing, partnerships, and policy dialogue.In meeting its development goals, Mongolia faces unique challenges that require context-specific initiatives reflecting the distinctive nature of Mongolia’s cultural, social, economic, environmental and governmental landscape.The ultimate goal of UNDP is to improve the lives of the people of Mongolia, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and to work towards a future that offers equality, dignity and opportunity for all. We work with government, civil society, the private sector, development partners and funding organizations to support the attainment of Mongolia’s vision of national development.

What we do

UNDP’s current focus is working towards the following national results:         

  • Economic development in Mongolia that is inclusive and equitable, and contributing towards poverty alleviation
  • Strengthened governance for protection of human rights and reduction of disparities
  • Improved sustainability of natural resources management for more resilient ecosystems and less vulnerability of the Mongolian people to the changing climate

3.1 million

Population

7.3%

Unemployment rate

5.1%

GDP growth

29%

of the population lives below national poverty line

17.1%

of Parliamentarians is female which is below world average

77%

of Mongolian land is classified as degraded or desertificated

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