Mercy Corps is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the purchase of goods and services. The objective for all Mercy Corps procurement activity is the prompt and effective provision of materials and services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.
Procurement Code of Conduct has been translated into Mongolian and shared among staff. This document outlines Mercy Corps policies and procedures with regard to standards of conduct governing the performance of its employees engaged in the procurement. All such employees must sign this document.
APPEAL and iCOGS are organizing a National Forum on Good Governance in Mongolia. The Forum will take place in Ulaanbaatar on 29 October, 2014.
The organizers are expecting around 150-200 participants representing national and local governments, civil society and media, researchers, and international development partners. The participants will convene in Kempinski hotel and discuss good governance initiatives, lessons learned, successful methodologies, and best practices. Selected lessons learned will then help be shared at the Open Governance Partnership (OGP) event to be held next day and used to develop Mongolia’s OGP plan. Also, these stories will be compiled and printed out for distribution in target regions.
In order for rural economic development to be effective, a community needs to identify and consider its own economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and agree on a shared strategy. Socio-economic development master plans offer communities the opportunity to work together to improve the local economy and enhance competitiveness, thereby encouraging sustainable and inclusive growth.
Based on observations made in four target soums, the Best Practices Book offers the following recommendations: