Lack of safe water supply, heating, and sanitation; and poor access roads to schools, markets, and health facilities limit mobility and increase time burdens, particularly for women, in ger areas of two large cities, Ulaanbaatar and Erdenet.
ADB is pushing for the amendment of the AIDS law to include HIV prevention in the workplace. This will facilitate government budget allocation for HIV prevention activities to curb an impending epidemic in Mongolia.
Harmonious economic growth that is both inclusive and environmentally sustainable
ADB was one of the first international finance organizations to enter Mongolia when it embraced democracy in the early 1990s. Today it is by far Mongolia's largest multilateral partner, with an ongoing loan and grant portfolio of more than $300 million.
Lower water tariffs for Ger areas
For Tsedenbal Dulmaa, a housewife and mother of two in Hovd Aimag (province) in northwestern Mongolia, getting water at a much cheaper price means significant savings for her family. They live in a 'ger' area, an informal housing settlement at the outskirts of Hovd's urban center, where public services are now receiving much needed improvement.
After painful streamlining and reforms, the majority of Mongolia's children again have the chance to gain a decent education with modernized schools, improved curricula, and new textbooks.
UlaanBaatar - Winter is long and hard in Mongolia. Even on an early morning in mid-November, the temperature is -12° Celsius and the wind bitterly cold.