ADB is Mongolia’s largest multilateral development partner, supporting the country’s development priorities since 1991. 

Over three decades, Mongolia and ADB have successfully implemented development projects and programs across all sectors including health, social protection, education, urban development, transport, energy, agriculture, rural development, finance, and trade. These projects are improving people’s lives for the better.

This video shows how Mongolia, in partnership with ADB, has been strengthening social protection programs and information technology systems, and improving social welfare service delivery for particularly vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities, and survivors of gender-based violence. 

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New father: How are you?
Registration staff: I’m fine. Thank you. How are you? How can I be at your service?
New father: I would like to get a child’s birth certification.
Registration staff: Congratulations on the birth of your son.

One of the major goals of the Government of Mongolia is to advance digital transformation to improve the efficiency of its economy and delivery of services. With ADB support, Mongolia has improved its state registry database and strengthened online connectivity by connecting 260 out of 330 districts to the online registry system and allowing citizens throughout its vast territory to receive fast and efficient social welfare services.

Pavit Ramachandran
ADB Country Director for Mongolia

ADB has supported the Government’s policies to reduce unemployment, provide essential social welfare for those unable to work, and provide social insurance to support working people at risk of falling into poverty. ADB continues to help the government mitigate the adverse impacts of economic crises, strengthen social protection programs and information technology systems; and improve social welfare service delivery for particularly vulnerable groups such as older persons, people with disabilities, and survivors of gender-based violence.

Awareness-raising and attitude changes are key to solving complex social issues such as gender-based violence, namely, domestic violence. ADB is helping the government to provide comprehensive support to survivors of domestic violence. ADB will help establish five shelters across the country, provide necessary medical equipment to frontline officers, and introduce the use of new technologies and approaches such as chatbots and multimedia communication campaigns.

Senior Lieutenant, Senior Child Specialist
Selenge Province Police Department

The Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, in cooperation with ADB, has built and commissioned a new 230 sq.m. shelter in Selenge province in 2020 as part of a project to combat domestic violence against children and women.

Since its first technical assistance for the social protection system in 1994, ADB has helped to build the foundation of a system that can mitigate the adverse impacts of economic crises. It has strengthened social protection programs and welfare service delivery for vulnerable groups, especially during crises.

State Secretary
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection:

The global economic crisis of 2008 cast a shadow over our country. In this context, we initiated work with ADB to issue food vouchers to households. Food vouchers were first introduced to vulnerable households and target groups to meet the basic needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and children. In recent years, we have been working with ADB to make significant changes to our methodology to identify beneficiaries of a targeted Food Stamp Program. Now we aim to transition all working age people from food stamp recipient to an employed person. Let’s provide employment and employment opportunities to those people. In other words, let's set certain criteria and conditions. We are working with ADB to set time limits to the food stamps. We are also working to introduce methods to graduate certain households from the food stamps program.

ADB also helped the government establish the first one-stop centers for all social protection benefits and social welfare services, and helped enhance information technology systems for efficient service delivery. ADB is also supporting reforms in the social insurance legal framework to restructure it into an adequate, affordable, self-sustaining, and operationally effective pension system.

As of April 2021, ADB has provided a total of $449 million for 25 projects and programs to support the social protection sector in Mongolia.