About UNDP in Mongolia

 All staff of UNDP Mongolia, February 2017

UNDP opened its representative office in Ulaanbaatar in 1973 after more than a decade of successful cooperation with Mongolia. Ever since, UNDP has worked for equitable and sustainable development for the benefit of all Mongolians. UNDP is 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.

What do we want to accomplish?

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.

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


Who are the decision makers?

The Resident Coordinator, Ms  Beate Trankmann, heads the UN System in Mongolia and is also the Resident Representative for UNDP in Mongolia. UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative, Ms. Daniela Gasparikova, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of UNDP Mongolia.

UNDP Mongolia works closely with the Government of Mongolia. The UNDP programmes are prepared in consultation with the Government, civil society organizations, United Nations organizations and other development partners. As the Government coordinating agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs heads the Country Programme Board, which guides the design and implementation of the Programme. Implementation of UNDP programmes is done with line ministries and other national organizations to support full Mongolian ownership and accountability.

Current Staff Count for Mongolia

Contract TypeSub Total
Service Contract 22
UN Volunteers 4
UNDP Staff 19
Total 45

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