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: Shepherding Tradition November 25, 2008
The title of "Master Herder" is reserved for a select few across Mongolia. It conjures up a distinct image: an aged but still eminently capable man dressed in traditional robes, standing on the vast steppes, exercising an almost mystical control over his livestock.
Mongolia: Faces of the Gobi November 25, 2008
Here are some of the people and landscapes we encountered on a two-week, 1,600 mile journey over Mongolia's deserts, mountains and steppes.
Mongolia: Miracle Growth November 25, 2008
Bulgan soum, Mongolia - This is a story about how political transformation, tourism and tomatoes created an oasis in the southernmost reaches of Mongolia's Gobi Desert. It begins at the end of the country's 70-year-long communist era with a man named Poli.
Mongolia: Preserving Nomadic Life November 25, 2008
Mongolia: A Journey Begins with Two Flat Tires November 25, 2008
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 October 27, 2008
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 October 16, 2008
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 October 13, 2008
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 November 12, 2007
Hoops have come to rural Mongolia.
Mongolia: The Rich Yellow Desert April 13, 2006