Mercy Corps empowers people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
In more than 40 countries, Mercy Corps partners to put bold solutions into action, helping people triumph over adversity and grow stronger from within.
We have helped more than 190 million people in 122 countries survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
> Mercy Corps Mongolia
Peace Avenue 30‐1
P.O. Box 49‐761
> Global Headquarters
45 SW Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97204
ABOUT MERCY CORPS MONGOLIA
On 15th January, 1999, Mercy Corps officially opened its office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Since then, Mercy Corps Mongolia has implemented over 20 projects aimed at supporting rural economic growth, developing rural businesses, building civil society, promoting good governance practices, and creating an open and transparent society.
Help communities to become resilient in the face of a rapidly changing environment.
What We Do
Mercy Corps Mongolia works to achieve sustainable change in three dimensions of sustainable development: Inclusive Economic Development, Good Governance and Environmental Stewardship.
We work in 16 aimags: Arhangai, Bayanhongor, Bayan‐Ulgii, Dundgobi, Dornogobi, Gobi‐Altai, Gobi‐Sumber, Hentii, Hovd, Huvsgul, Selenge, Suhbaatar, Umnugobi, Uvs, Uvurhangai and Zavhan.
- Capacity building: more than 130,000 business owners have since attended over 12,000 trainings and consultancies; 3,400 business owners have since developed their business plans, and received loans;
- Local economic development: helped to develop 223 soum master plans and supported participation of local citizens in development processes;
- Market development and linkages: a total of 325 trade fairs and market days were organized in 16 aimags and Ulaanbaatar; these events attracted more than 1.6 million people; 25,000 exhibitors displayed their products and total sales for all market days exceeded MNT 17.3 billion (USD 14.4 million);
- Cooperative formation and development: 280 cooperatives, 450 herder groups and 28 extended producer groups were established with assistance from Mercy Corps;
- Rural micro‐financial services: helped to establish XAC bank; under the Loan Guarantee Program, rural businesses took 3,423 loans valued at MNT 13.3 billion (USD 11 million) and Mercy Corps provided MNT 4.9 billion (USD 4 million) as additional collateral;
- Livestock Early Warning System (LEWS): tested and applied a new LEWS technology to predict forage levels on a near and real‐time basis; produced and disseminated near and real‐time information on pasture conditions including maps via media channels;
- Accessible standards for people with disabilities (PWD): worked with the government to approve the Government Standards MNS 6056 and MNS 6055, establishing legal accessibility requirements for PWDs in civic building and walkways;
- Creation of local anti‐corruption plans (ACAP): collaborated with the Independent Authority against Corruption and local civil society organizations (CSOs) to create 30 anti‐corruption plans; mobilized communities to participate in the development of ACAPs; strengthened capacity of local government and CSOs;
- Competitive outsourcing of government services: strengthened capacity of Bid Evaluation Committees to undertake 378 competitive tenders; out of 1,094 bidders, 430 of them received contracts to supply a total of MNT 61.1 billion (USD 37.8 million) worth of public goods, works and services;