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
Mongolia: Market Watch Keeping Herders in Mongolia Informed
Mongolia: President Carter, Financier Soros Meet with Mongolia Staff
Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros and former United States President and philanthropist Jimmy Carter paid separate but simultaneous visits to Umnugovi province in the heart of Mongolia’s Gobi desert on September 8 and 9.
Mongolia: Oasis in the Gobi Desert
[Editor's note: This story was prepared by Layton Croft, Program Director for Information Systems with the Gobi Regional Economic Growth Initiative. Other stories he has written about the positive impact partnerships and information have played in Mongolia’s rural development.]
Mongolia: Harbinger of Prosperity in the Gobi Region
Mongolia: Mercy Corps To Help Rural Mongolians With $4.4 Million Program
Mercy Corps has been selected by the Government of Mongolia to receive and sell 40,000 metric tons of wheat donated by the US Department of Agriculture.
Mongolia: Mercy Corps Artist Visits New York
Mongolia: Credit Institution Launched in Mongolia
Goviin Ekhlel, a new non-bank financial institution offering credit to qualified borrowers in the Gobi region, had its official opening ceremony last Friday at the Chinggis Khaan Hotel in Ulaanbaator, the capital of Mongolia.
Mongolia: In the Mongolian Zud—A Witness to Winter's Wrath
Depending upon where you live, words like earthquake, tornado, or crop freeze can strike fear or bring feelings of helplessness. In Mongolia, that word is zud—a combination of blizzard and bitter cold, preceded by drought.