Supporting the Regulation of Medicines in Mongolia: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions

Publication | May 2022

This paper describes the pharmaceutical sector in Mongolia and its reforms, including the results achieved, the challenges that remain, lessons learned, and future directions for ADB support.

Before the 1990s, Mongolia's pharmaceutical sector was fully owned and strictly regulated by the state. In the early 1990s, the Government of Mongolia started initial socioeconomic reforms as part of a transition to a market economy. This led to the full privatization and liberalization of the pharmaceutical sector, which created challenges that needed further reforms. The government requested ADB to support these reforms.


  • The Pharmaceutical Sector in Mongolia
  • ADB Support for Improving Regulation of Medicines in Mongolia
  • Results Achieved with ADB Support in Improving Regulation of Medicines
  • Challenges in Improving Regulation of Medicines
  • Lessons Learned
  • Future Directions
  • Conclusions

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Health system development
  • Health sector development and reform
  • Mongolia
  • 22
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS220181-2

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