Support to the National Response to contain the impact of COVID-19

Situational Analysis

The Government of Mongolia took early action in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in China.  In late January, the Government imposed stringent measures including closing schools and restricting public meetings, movements and also banning of all international flights, road and rail passenger traffic. To date 288 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19, all of whom are imported cases of which 218 have recovered.  There is no community transmission to date*.  Many of restrictions are still valid and expected to stay in place for an extended period.  Schools will be closed until 1 September 2020.

Though the virus is not widespread in the Mongolia, the extensive prevention measures are resulting in significant economic and social impact, especially on vulnerable groups. On a brief released by ADB on 6th March 2020, on the economic impact on Asia of COVID-19, Mongolia is listed as the 6th economy in the region that will most likely be affected in a moderate case scenario, followed by China. On 3 April, ADB Mongolia introduced a new estimation of Mongolia’s 2020 economic growth and anticipated a reduction of 2.1% from initial projection of 6%. In case the COVID situation continues to the second half of the year, the country’s economy is projected to further shrink.

*As of 27 July, 2020



UNDP to provide 200 thousand USD for Mongolia's COVID-19 response. 

On May 26, Deputy Prime Minister U.Enkhtuvshin met with Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mongolia Elaine Conkievich. 

It was informed at the meeting that additional 200 thousand USD will be provided to Mongolia from the Rapid Response Facility fund launched by UNDP to help countries expedite and facilitate COVID-19 response. 





UNDP Mongolia releases 'Rapid Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Prevention measures on Vulnerable groups and Value chains in Mongolia' in collaboration with UN Agencies and Government partners. 

The assessment is specifically focused on vulnerable groups including households with persons with disabilities; households that have migrated to and from Ulaanbaatar city in the past 2 years; single mother households; youth, the eldery and herders. 

Surveys were held with these groups in 6 aimags (provinces) and 6 districts of Ulaanbaatar city. 

 View flipbook version here.

Areas of intervention


Socio- Economic Impact and Needs Assessment

A Socio-economic impact study was rolled out jointly with government and in close collaboration with UN Agencies. It assesses the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on poor and vulnerable groups, looking at the situation of women and youth in particular, to inform targeted service measures by the government to mitigate the socio-economic effects of COVID-19.prevention measures in the country.


Inclusive and Integrated Crisis Management and Response

UNDP is assisting the recovery of COVID-19  prevention measures based on build back better principles.

  UNDP Rapid Response Funding has been mobilized to assist the Government in developing a national COVID-19 recovery strategy that comprehensively responds to economic and social dimensions. 

UNDP  is also providing support to disrupted value chains with a focus on the cashmere and dairy sectors


Health Systems' and Procurement Support

In line with UNDP’s global experience in providing procurement support services to countries, UNDP Mongolia has offered to the Government of Mongolia and international financial institutions in country to facilitate procurement of health related items through our corporate procurement systems, which can bring efficiency and cost-effectiveness to procurements in the health sector needed for COVID-19.


Areas of Intervention

Resources Available to UNDP for response and recovery

Socio-economic needs assessment and response


USD $ 50,000

Inclusive and integrated crisis management and response


USD  $ 312,600

Health System Support



USD $ 362,600

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