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Rural Mongolia

PAGE work in Mongolia commenced in 2013, with its first action to support the conception of the National Green Development Policy, which set clear goals to support the country’s green economy transition. PAGE began the phase-out process in Mongolia in 2018, accompanied by the development of a comprehensive sustainability plan to safeguard the progress made over the five-year engagement. A number of key achievements were counted during that time, including: the integration of Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) goals and targets into national economic and development planning; sectoral and thematic reforms in green buildings and construction, green finance, waste management and sustainable procurement; and strengthened institutional capacity of government institutions, the media, universities, research institutes and businesses.

Mongolia remains closely tied to the partnership as an alumni country, sharing lessons learned and best practices to help replicate its achievements on a global scale, specifically in the area of sustainable finance. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant economic and social impacts for Mongolia and, in this context additional support for green recovery, enabled PAGE to remain engaged in the country. PAGE green recovery support is focused on informing energy subsidy reform and promoting economic diversification through a new eco-tourism scheme, in line with priorities of the Government Action Plan for 2020-2024.

The partnership in Mongolia has contributed to progress towards SDG 4 (Quality Education), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

    • 2021

      “Ger and Nature” scheme to promote eco and cultural tourism presented at the International Travel Mart

    • 2020

      Green Economy Policy Review pilot tested in Mongolia 

      Introductory e-course on green economy launched during “Green Technology Exhibition 2020” 

    • 2019

      National Policy in the Construction Sector adopted

      Sub-national green development programmes supported, including the Orkhon Aimag Sustainable and Green Development Policy

      Amendment to the Law on Public Procurement and associated Action Plan adopted

      New university course on sustainable finance tested, with components integrated into six existing courses

      Two workshops held to develop green entrepreneurship and project plans for nine aimags (provinces)

    • 2018

      Green Economy Policy assessment report completed using T21 modelling

      Opportunities to unlock private finance explored, including operationalization of the Green Credit Fund and a roadmap for sustainable finance

      Course on green economy modelling offered by the University of Finance and Economics and National University of Mongolia

      PAGE commenced support to establish a public-private investment facility to incentivise greener cashmere value chains

      National sustainability strategy finalised with follow-up actions to sustain PAGE results

    • 2017

      List of indicators to measure progress towards the NGDP approved

      Handbook on green school buildings certified

      South-South exchange between Mongolia and Kyrgyz Republic to discuss green economy policy processes

    • 2016

      Action Plan to support implementation of the NGDP approved by Cabinet

      Sustainable Development Vision 2030 adopted by Parliament

    • 2014

      National Green Development Policy (NGDP) adopted by Parliament

      Technical Committee established with inter-ministerial representation

    • 2013

      Mongolia becomes the first country to join PAGE

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