Our History



Mercy Corps in association with Pacts, ARD and Land O’Lakes starts to implement the five year Gobi Regional Economic Growth Initiative project funded by USAID. Stephen de Vance leads this new project to assist the people of the Gobi region to undertake comprehensive measures that accelerate and sustain market-led economic growth and development. This program covers five Gobi aimags: Govi-Altai, Bayanhongor, Uvurhangai, Dundgobi and Umnugobi.


Mercy Corps launches the Training, Advocacy and Networking (TAN) project that focused on strengthening rural civil society institutions. New Country Director Steve Zimmerman comes to Mongolia.


Mercy Corps in partnership with the Pact starts a new five year Gobi Initiative project funded by USAID. RASP project starts in 4 new aimags: Hovd, Zavhan, Arhangai, Suhbaatar and Dornogovi.


Sean Granville-Ross is a new Country Director.


Sean leaves for Indonesia.


Dominic Graham is appointed as a new Country Director. The Gobi Initiative II and TAN projects end.


Mercy Corps teams up with SDC to starts the MORE project that helps to diversify and expand rural businesses


Dominic leaves Mongolia.


Jennifer Butz joins Mercy Corps as a Country Director. Jennifer has an extensive knowledge of Mongolia, worked in the Gobi I as a head of Local Governance team.


APPEAL project starts in 15 aimags. Mercy Corps undergoes a significant change shifting to a region based structure. 5 regions established. 8 years long RASP project ends.


Currently Mercy Corps works on five projects in 15 aimags. Jennifer Butz, the Country Director in Mongolia, is honored with the order of Polar Star.

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