Success Stories

Hovd Aimag. Divine Solution: Citizens Decide How to Spend Development Funds

Every year, local governments develop budget plans and make decisions on how to spend public money in the next year. In order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of public spending, local citizens must have a voice in all decisions that affect local livelihoods. Unfortunately, local citizens are often unaware of budgetary and procurement processes, don’t know their rights, or show no interest or motivation to participate in decision making.

Picture: Construction company introduces their work to local citizens in Jargalant soum, Hovd aimag.

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Gobi-Altai Aimag. Citizens Participation Improves Quality of Goods and Services

Though discussions about having local citizens participate more in local procurement regularly take place, little progress has been made. Either citizens are not interested in taking a more active role or they lack crucial information and knowledge about procurement processes. In addition to that, government organizations don’t have the motivation or skills to educate citizens on procurement matters.

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Bayanhongor Aimag. Yak Dairy Factory

S. Bayarsaikhan is a native of Galuut soum in Bayanhongor province. He established a company to produce yak milk products in the soum, but could not afford production equipment. Bayarsaikhan applied to get a loan from the soum development fund, but the application was denied.

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Dornogobi Aimag. Citizens' Voice: Local Citizens Get Involved with Governing

Zamyn-Uud is a border town located in Dornogobi aimag, Mongolia. This town is the main gateway to China and every day thousands of Mongolians and Chinese cross the border back and forth. Most goods and raw materials from and to China are shipped through this town. The population has rapidly expanded since 1990 and Zamyn-Uud has become a key hub for Mongolia's development.

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Zavhan Aimag. Healthy Food - Bright Future

Since 1999, Sartuul Gurten cooperative, led by its director Tsagaanbaatar, has provided laboratory diagnostic and testing services for all agricultural products sold at the food market in Zavhan province.

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