Governance Program Deputy Manager, Mongolia

Ms. Amarzaya Naran is the Governance Program Deputy Manager for The Asia Foundation’s Mongolia Office. In this capacity, she oversees several governance programs including the Canadian-funded Strengthening Democratic Participation and Transparency in the Public Sector (STEPS) Project in Mongolia and deliberative polling, as well as supporting The Asia Foundation’s regional cooperation activities. Amarzaya manages programs and grants in governance, law and policy-making, and program reporting and implementation by working closely with government, CSO partners and donors. Prior to this capacity, she also helped manage the Australian government funded Transparency in Mongolia project and Urban Services Project. She has worked closely with the leadership at the City Municipality of Ulaanbaatar to introduce service delivery and governance reforms, and with public and private sector partners to implement survey and awareness raising work on corruption.

In cooperation with Stanford University’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and the Ulaanbaatar municipality, she also facilitated the organization of the Mongolia’s first deliberative poll in 2015. Previously, as The Asia Foundation in Mongolia’s Head of External Communications, Amarzaya led outreach and public awareness efforts under the Mongolia Anti-Corruption Support Project and managed a nationwide anti-human trafficking campaign under the Combating Trafficking in Persons Project supported by the US Department of State to monitor and combat trafficking in persons.

Education: Amarzaya Naran received a bachelor’s degree from the Press Institute’s School of Journalism, and a master’s degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University.

Phone: + 976 (11) – 330-524 x.109