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Mongol Enterprising Adventure - Design Workshop Photo Story

Mongolian youth and organizations came together to co-design the activities for The Mongol Enterprising Adventure.  


Better managed natural resources expand livelihoods

Naranbek Ristan slings his binoculars and notebook around his neck and mounts his horse with graceful ease. He is setting off on a monthly patrol of 6,000 hectares of community land to check on…  


Herders’ communal work revives degraded pastureland

This summer, herder communities involved in UNDP’s “Sustainable Land Management for Combating Desertification” project harvested high yields of hay, which was the result of several years of effort to…  


A “breakthrough” in people’s perception on women’s political participation

The National Committee on Gender Equality of Mongolia launched the second public perception study on women’s political participation.  


Transforming Communities: Empowering Local Women Representatives

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


Microfinance in Mongolia

In the 1990s Mongolia transformed from a centrally planned to a market-driven economy. By 2004 the private sector’s share of GDP had risen to 75 percent and since 2000 the average annual GDP growth…  


Enhancing adaptive capacity for livelihood security in Sant soum, Uvurkhangai aimag

Since livestock privatization in 1992, rural households’ income was primarily based on private livestock production. Across all country the total number of livestock gradually was growing from year to…  


Building partnership and collaboration for livelihood security in pastoral communities

The Alternative Livelihood Project was directly implemented by United Nations Development Programme in Shinejinst soum of Bayankhongor in the period of March 2011 – June 2013.  


Made in Mongolia: From an artist’s studio to a world-renowned Mongolian brand

We, Mongols, have many things that we must be prideful for. Most importantly, we must discover, preserve, pass onto generations, develop and raise public awareness of these items and fame them as “our…  


From Development Challenges To Business Models: Young Social Entreprenuers Changing Lives in Mongolia

In 2009, Ulzii gained approval to develop the Nogoon Nuur (Green Lake) at Denjin Myanga. He then cleaned up the lake and used his savings to turn the former dumpsite into an affordable community…  

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