Urban Governance Project in Mongolia

Since the 1990s, Mongolia has undergone a dramatic political and economic transition. Despite the recent economic downturn, following years of unprecedented growth from 2010-2014, significant rural to urban migration continues as employment opportunities and living conditions are perceived to be better in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. With a total population of three million, according to 2015 statistics, almost half of the country (1.34 million) now lives in the capital. Among other factors, such as the lack of affordable housing and limited space, migrants from the countryside often settle in ger districts, which have become sprawling unplanned neighborhoods with unequal access to public services. By increasing access to information at the decision-making and planning level and by improving the capacity of khoroo civil servants and administrators of Ulaanbaatar, the Urban Governance Project (UGP) seeks to better urban livelihoods within the urban context of Mongolia.

Posted March 20, 2017
Related locations: Mongolia
Related programs: Strengthen Governance
Related topics: Urban Governance

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