Current Programme

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UNDP will focus on national capacity development to formulate, implement and monitor policies and programmes aimed at putting MDG 1 (poverty reduction) on track. This is the overall goal of UNDP’s work in Mongolia. Support will be given on policy options for the off-track MDGs by identifying bottlenecks, prioritizing solutions, developing action plans and implementation strategies.  UNDP will also focus the attention on long term development priorities including linking Mongolia up to the global post-2015 development discussions.

National development policy and planning

UNDP is supporting Mongolia in developing an integrated national development planning system. This support includes the review of existing experiences of policies and planning including international best practices, development of planning guidelines and manuals as well as capacity development at the central and local level. To address the issue of lack of data, UNDP is investing in the development of baseline data and in statistical capacity development at national and local level as well as in setting up stronger monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

Capacity for data analysis and econometric modeling will be strengthened to assist policy makers in forecasting, planning, and policy analysis. UNDP has supported Mongolia to develop an integrated macro- economic model and related capacities. This model supports comparative analysis of different policy options and integrates economic, environmental and social elements. Support will continue to further use this model in actual policy making.

UNDP is also spearheading national development dialogues on key topics bringing stakeholders together for policy discussions.

Poverty Reduction and MDGs achievement

UNDP will continue supporting nationally-led and participatory processes to produce evidence and policy options including the UNDP flagship national Human Development Reports. These reports deepens the understanding of how human development can implemented in national policy and practice by promoting people centered policies. Support will also be given to analyse and develop national MDG reports and the usage of poverty mapping.

For many years, UNDP has strengthened and empowered local communities to identify their own way out of poverty by supporting alternative livelihoods and the development of small and medium sized enterprises. The lessons from this long effort will be brought to policy makers attention.

These interventions will all lead to capacity strengthening of the government to address disparities, vulnerabilities and persistent poverty through evidence-based policy making, planning and monitoring.

South-south cooperation

UNDP is supporting Mongolia in reaching out to other countries globally. This support includes the setting up of an International Think Tank on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs). This will support not only Mongolia, but all LLDCs to increase the potential for greater engagement in regional and global trade, better management of transport and transit arrangements and sharing knowledge and experiences.