Millennium Development Goals and Geographical Targeting in Mongolia

09 Nov 2009


Harold Coulombe
UNDP Consultant

This report presents MDG-inspired geographical targeting indicators for each of the five regions, 21 aimags, the Capital and 340 soums found in Mongolia. The monetary poverty indicators are based on the latest Census-based poverty map while the employment, education and infrastructure indicators were computed directly from the latest Census database. Taken together, all those results form an unique database that should help policy-makers as well as planners identifying the needier areas. Having such multi-dimensional geographical database focusing on the many aspects of poverty should help tailoring interventions more
efficiently and at a lower cost.


This project was funded by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP). The work was undertaken by Harold Coulombe (consultant) with full support from Mrs Doljinsuren Jambal and Mrs Tsetsgee Puntsag from UNDP office in Ulaan Baatar. Thanks to Juan Carlos Parra Osorio (World Bank) for using his software in the computation of the Optimal Allocation Rule. Comments from participants at different workshops held in Mongolia were muchappreciated.

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