Support rural communities to manage natural resources, meet economic and social needs, and be more resilient in a rapidly changing environment.
Mongolia gains international attention for its dynamic economic growth and the mineral riches found beneath its surface. But the statistics — 17 percent GDP growth; $6 billion of gold and copper annually from one mine alone — bear false witness to the realities of urban and rural citizens. Mining has overwhelmingly benefited the elite, civic education has lagged, and environmental challenges lay at every turn of the country's development path.
- Conflict & Governance: Strengthening anti-corruption efforts and improving administrative reform at the local level
- Agriculture & Food: Improving the regulation and productivity of dairy and meat businesses
- Economic opportunity: Increasing the income of herders and rural entrepreneurs by connecting them with new techniques and markets
All stories about Mongolia
Mongolia: Preserving Nomadic Life
Mongolia: A Journey Begins with Two Flat Tires
A couple dozen miles outside of Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar, the paved road ended and gave way to the Gobi Desert. A few dozen miles after that, we had our first flat tire of the day. I stepped out of the car and found a sun-bleached camel skull at my feet.
Mongolia: Q&A with Mercy Corps' country director for Mongolia
Dominic Graham is Mercy Corps Country Director. Here he answers some questions about life and work in Mongolia, and how the Mongol Rally can help with our work there. What is the biggest difference between living in Britain and Mongolia?
Mongolia: A Man on a Gardening Mission
Damba Chuluun from Mandalgobi has been named a "social entrepreneur" by his community. The honour of this title was given to him because, over the last four years, Damba has combined his ambition and his gardening skills to improve the lives of his community.
Mongolia: Job Skills in Mongolia
In the Khentii province of Mongolia unemployment is rife, but thanks to funding from the Mongol Rally the problem is being addressed in the community of Batnorov.
Mongolia: Basketball In the Land of Chinggis Khann
Hoops have come to rural Mongolia.
Mongolia: The Rich Yellow Desert
Mongolia: A Growing Market for Farmers in Mongolia
Vegetable growers and dairy producers in Mongolia's Umnugobi province (or aimag) have begun supplying local produce to one of that country's largest mineral exploration operations.
Mongolia: Hard Work and Smiles for the Family of the Weeping Camel
Throughout the Gobi and much of Mongolia, the Bactrian Camel (the two-humped version) is ubiquitous. It has become an emblem for tourists and locals alike.
Mongolia: XacBank Awarded "5-Diamond Profile of the Month" Honor
Since 2001, XacBank has worked to nurture Mongolia’s emerging economy by providing loans to entrepreneurs. Today, the bank received well-deserved praise for its accomplishments: it was nominated as MIX Market’s “5-diamond profile of the month.”