Mongolia

Mongolia

Mongolia is a country of rolling steppes and dusty deserts with harsh climate and the sparsest population density in the world with an average of two inhabitants per square kilometer. The most common source of income and livelihood is agriculture and animal husbandry. 

Though Mongolia’s economy collapsed after the end of socialist system, Mongolia is experienced economic growth due to its abundant natural resources. According to the estimation, concluded jointly by NSO and the World Bank, the poverty rate in Mongolia reached 29.6 percent in 2016 – an increase by 8.0 percentage points from the poverty rate of 21.6 percent in 2014.

People in Need launched its programming in Mongolia towards the end of 2009, when it provided emergency assistance to herders affected by dzud, an extremely harsh winter. With the goals to save lives and protect dignity, empower people and support sustainable living, PIN established its permanent presence in Mongolia in 2011. Today, apart from providing emergency relief, PIN’s programs in Mongolia support urban sustainable development, support rural livelihoods through building the capacity of cooperatives and providing DRR and resilience programs for herders, build the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and local authorities, strengthen higher education, promote environmental protection and raise awareness on air pollution.

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“We have better products and more knowledge,” says cooperative head. People in Need supports business in rural Mongolia

“We have better products and more knowledge,” says cooperative head. People in Need supports business in rural Mongolia

International scientists, researchers discuss dzud risk and management in Mongolia.

International scientists, researchers discuss dzud risk and management in Mongolia.

People in Need presents the Advancing Understanding of Dzud Risk report

People in Need presents the Advancing Understanding of Dzud Risk report

Herders in Mongolia protect their animals and livehoods thanks to the weather forecast and pasture information SMS system

Herders in Mongolia protect their animals and livehoods thanks to the weather forecast and pasture information SMS system

NGOs reduce air pollution and develope textil industry in Mongolia

NGOs reduce air pollution and develope textil industry in Mongolia

People in Need launches groundbreaking report assessing the impact of dzud on herder livelihoods

People in Need launches groundbreaking report assessing the impact of dzud on herder livelihoods

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