The Tenger Research Center has conducted a Civic Measurement Survey in 16 aimags. The goal of this survey was to assess citizens’ perception about current good governance practices at the local level and compare the results with 2012. The report has been completed and submitted to APPEAL team in Mongolian.
Key findings from the latest survey:
What can one person do? We believe that even in the world's toughest places, people have the power to transform their own lives with access to the right resources.
This quick, inspiring new video illustrates how Mercy Corps helps individuals impact their family, their community and their country to create a better world.
The video is a new addition to our collection of resources that we can all use to share the Mercy Corps message. As we evolve our strategic framework and brand identity, these tools will reflect our approach.
Take a look and feel free to share it with your family, friends, colleagues and partners through email and social media: Click HERE.
One of the objectives of the USAID funded APPEAL project is to promote understanding of key elements of legal framework related to anti-corruption and good governance at local level. Within the framework of this objective, the APPEAL project has completed a research analysis (case study) on certain good/bad practices of accountable governance, identify how the practices/ processes work, how the processes influence/impact to improving civil service practices (procurement process) and the results will be disseminated to local government and CSOs for study and possible replication.
The Mongolian Development Institute has been selected to carry out the research analysis and finalized the case study handbook for publication. The case study research was based on international best practices and designed for future public servants, CSOs and scholars to shape good governance practices in Mongolia.
Mercy Corps has been using Blackboard since 2011 to organize meetings, conduct trainings, give presentations, share opinions and discuss important topics with people located far away from each other. Blackboard is an excellent and inexpensive tool to get connected with each other. Most people at Mercy Corps are familiar with this program. Though Blackboard is relatively easy to use, there is still a room for improvement.
During the online training organized by LINGO, a non-profit organization, last August, the trainers shared useful tips on how to conduct Blackboard sessions. Below are a few tips:
You can also use the following link to attend the recorded session: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-08-14.0454.M.EF9F0E9BD685EB237745B6BD423604.vcr&sid=2011113
Productive Agribusiness Chains Support (PACS), a two year agricultural project funded by USDA, has finally been approved. The project will be implemented in in seven aimags including Arhangai, Bulgan, Tuv, Darhan-Uul, Selenge, Uvurhangai and Huvsgul.
The project has two objectives: 1) Increase agricultural productivity in the meat and dairy sectors 2) Expand the trade of agricultural products. In partnership with the Development Solutions NGO, the project team will work with dairy and meat producers, veterinary inspectors, Ministry of Agriculture, extension officers and BDS providers. The activities will include provision of trainings and technical assistance, organization of awareness campaigns and Market days, awarding of subgrants.