Former Program Officer, Mongolia

Badamdash D. Marhy was formerly a program officer in Mongolia for The Asia Foundation. He managed program design, development, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and external relations. Within this framework, he was required to cultivate and maintain professional relationships with leaders in government, the private sector, the NGO sector, and the international sector. He was also responsible for staying up to date and informed about current events and knowledgeable about broader issues impacting Mongolia’s ongoing, democratic, political, and economic development.

Before joining The Asia Foundation, he served as a faculty at the department of political science at the National University of Mongolia where he taught an introduction to political science, comparative politics, and political economy and conducted research in the fields of comparative politics and political economy. From 1998 to 1999 Dashka worked at the State Great Khural as an assistant to a member of parliament (MP), organizing draft legislation, arranging district meetings with the MP, and drafting official letters dealing with electorate problems.

Since joining The Asia Foundation in 2004, Dashka has developed and managed programs in the areas of elections, legislative development, transparency and access of information, international relations, development of national mechanisms of economic policy reform issues and e-governance, and has conducted necessary coordination among government, NGOs, and private sector.

Education: B.A. political science from the National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar; M.A. in comparative politics from the National University of Mongolia; M.A. in comparative politics from Ohio University.