2018 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Independent Researcher, Mongolia



Dolgion Aldar is a research professional focused on promoting evidence-based policy making in Mongolia. She spent five years as CEO of the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM), one of the first organizations to promote independent and third-party research in the country. Under her leadership, IRIM was awarded the Anti-Corruption Agency’s National Annual Award in 2014 and was recognized as Mongolia’s leading non-government policy research institute in 2015. She was featured in the Forbes Mongolia “Class of 2016: 30 under 30,” an annual list of the brightest young leaders and change agents in country. She currently serves as a board member of the Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association and is a member of the Social Well-Being Consortium in Asia and the EvalGender global network. Dolgion holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Manchester, and both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the National University of Mongolia.