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: “Don’t give us aid, give us a chance!” April 22, 2010
Congratulations to the Mercy Corps Mongolia team for winning the 2010 Disability inclusion Award given by InterAction!
Mongolia: L'Austin Transit's Mongol Rally Story February 11, 2010
In July 2009 Jayne and John Bell decided to tackle the mighty Mongol Rally, here is their story:
Mongolia: A harsh reality for Mongolia's herders September 8, 2009
I just listened to a piece on NPR (National Public Radio) about how the global financial crisis continues to plague one of the world's most remote places: Mongolia.
Mongolia: Work, Play and Learning in the Gobi Desert July 9, 2009
Late last month, I took a train with my Mercy Corps Mongolia colleagues to Dornogovi for a semi-annual meeting. Dornogovi is an aimag — the Mongolian word for "tribe," which now refers to the country's provinces — in the Gobi Desert with a population of just 57,200 people.
Mongolia: Planting the Mercy Corps flag on Europe's highest peak June 9, 2009
Mongolia: Mongol Rally 2008 May 5, 2009
Mongolia: Supporting Projects in Mongolia March 1, 2009
In Mongolia, Mercy Corps supports rural communities and herding families through economic, educational and agricultural programs.
Mongolia: Faces of the Gobi November 25, 2008
Here are some of the people and landscapes that writer Roger Burks and photographer Thatcher Cook encountered on a two-week, 1,600 mile journey over Mongolia's deserts, mountains and steppes.
Mongolia: Opening drawers November 25, 2008
Tsetserleg, Mongolia — How does traditional Mongolian nomad furniture end up in children's rooms in Amsterdam, more than 4,000 miles away? A combination of craftsmanship and connections, with a little help from Mercy Corps.
Mongolia: Better School Lunches - No, Really November 25, 2008
Bat-Ulzii, Mongolia - Throughout much of Mongolia, school meals are the only nutrition that students receive.