Gender Baseline Analysis against SDGs in Mongolia
Apr 30, 2016
This assessment was developed and implemented by the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM), under contract to the UNDP Mongolia from January 2016 to April 2016. The opinions expressed herein are those of only the research team members.
As part of UNDP Mongolia’s ongoing efforts to assist Mongolia’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) readiness and national target setting, UNDP Mongolia commissioned to undertake ‘Gender Baseline Analysis against SDGs in Mongolia’ in December 2015 (hereinafter, Assessment). This assessment builds on and expands UNDP Mongolia’s previous study which provided a comprehensive statistical assessment of application and suitability of a total of 224 indicators under 17 SDGs in the Mongolian context.
This Assessment examines the existing SDG assessment frameworks including the availability and gaps of sex-disaggregated baseline data under 87 indicators of 39 targets of 7 SDGs (SDG 1, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 16 as selected relevant to UNDP’s operations in Mongolia). Furthermore it determines the baseline data under the indicators and identifies more specific needs for the development of new data sources and data collection methodologies in regard to the selected SDG indicators. Finally the report also identifies potential areas for further strengthening Mongolia’s monitoring, reporting and accountability to SDGs by employing the Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) approach.
It was identified that out of 224 indicators, 45 indicators are readily available, 64 indicators are available after little effort and 28 are available after more efforts, while 72 are available if data collection changed. 13 are not applicable to Mongolia, whereas 5 could be available from external institutions, but 21 indicators are not clear in its availability.