Democratic Governance

Support to the process of democratic consolidation is a key area of cooperation between UNDP and the Government of Mongolia. During earlier years of the country’s transition to democracy, the focus of cooperation was on promoting key concepts of good governance, capacity building of newly established governance institutions, including the Parliament, the National Human Rights Commission, and development the first national human rights programme. As the country gradually overcomes challenges of its political and economic transition, the focus of cooperation shifted to promoting transparency and openness in public organizations, anticorruption, policy advocacy for decentralization, electoral reform for increased representation, political empowerment of women and access to legal services for the poor.

Our Goals

UNDP will continue to support the ongoing democratic consolidation with emphasis on greater equality and equity; strengthened political and civic institutions; increased openness, accountability, transparency and integrity in public organizations, and strengthened local governance.more

"Mining and Human Rights" International Conference organized by National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, 2012

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Our Stories

Human Rights Open Days: 12 years of Linking State Duties to Rights of People at the Local Level

Steppe in south western Mongolia seems endless but blue-grey mountains  faraway and changing grass patterns make the road colorful. For hours no vehicle was sighted, exceptmore 

Bertsetseg discusses with women from the Local Leadership Club. Zuunmod soum, Tov Province, Mongolia. Photo courtesy of Zuunmod Soum Citizen Representative Hural. 2015.

Transforming Communities: Empowering Local Women Representatives

Tov, Mongolia– After graduating from university in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar, D. Bertsetseg returned to her hometown of Zuunmod soum [subdivision of aimag, or province] in Tovmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • 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. more 

  • Strengthening National Human Rights Oversight Capacity

    The objective is to strengthen the national human rights oversight mechanisms through supporting capacity of the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (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.more 

  • 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.more 

  • Support to Participatory Legislative Process

    The project aims to assist the Parliament of Mongolia in improving legislating drafting processes.The current procedural weaknesses in policy development and legal drafting have a series of negative implications. The lack of consultations results in limited stakeholder buy-in and poor quality of policies and laws.more 

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