Reforming Social Welfare Programs in Mongolia

Publication | November 2017

ADB has supported Mongolia’s strategic vision to further modernize the social welfare system through improved targeting, consolidation of benefits, and financial sustainability.

As the lead development partner of Mongolia, ADB approved Social Welfare Support Program Phase 2 on 30 May 2017 as part of an overall IMF package to protect funding for social welfare programs for the poor and vulnerable people in Mongolia during the implementation of the extended fund facility. Phase 1 provided a systematic way to improve social welfare programs in Mongolia and established the necessary policy framework for improving targeting and consolidation of social welfare programs.

Key Points

  • The current social welfare system in Mongolia is not effective in protecting the poor and vulnerable people, especially during the economic downturn.
  • ADB approved Social Welfare Support Program Phase 2 to protect funding for social welfare programs for the poor and vulnerable people in Mongolia. The program will help the government reform social welfare programs to make them more sustainable, efficient, and effective.
  • Phase 2 of the program will deepen the reform agenda by applying poverty targeting to existing social welfare programs.

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - social insurance programs
  • Social protection
  • Social protection - social assistance programs
Countries
  • Mongolia
Pages
  • 3
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • BRF178939
ISBN
  • 978-92-9257-901-2 (Print)
  • 978-92-9257-902-9 (e-ISBN)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (Print)
  • 2218-2675 (e-ISSN)

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