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 the 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).
Through National Upstream Policy Support, PAGE engages with the government to develop and implement green policies aligned with sustainable development goals.
Thematic and Sectoral Reform initiatives catalyse targeted changes in vital sectors such as agriculture, energy, education, healthcare, and infrastructure, advancing Mongolia’s environmental and socio-economic sustainability.
Capacity Building empowers stakeholders with knowledge and skills to embrace sustainable practices and policies, while Knowledge Sharing fosters collaboration and the exchange of experiences within Mongolia and internationally. These collective efforts pave the way for Mongolia’s greener, more resilient future, preserving its natural heritage and improving citizen well-being.
“Ger and Nature” scheme to promote eco and cultural tourism presented at the International Travel Mart
Green Economy Policy Review pilot tested in Mongolia
Introductory e-course on green economy launched during “Green Technology Exhibition 2020”
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)
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
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
National Green Development Policy (NGDP) adopted by Parliament
Technical Committee established with inter-ministerial representation
Mongolia becomes the first country to join PAGE
Mongolia Assessment of Green Jobs Opportunities, Gaps and Barriers in Ger and Nature2023
Mongolia Analysis of Decent Work Standards and Gaps in Ger and Nature2023
Mongolia: Employment and environmental sustainability factsheet – ILO2022
Mongolia Policy brief2019
Mongolia Green Economy Policy Assessment2018
Mongolia National Sustainable Finance Roadmap2018
Mongolia Turning Challenges into Opportunities – lessons learned and policy recommendations2017
Mongolia Waste Inventory2017