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Mongolia - Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Strategy for the Period FY13-FY18 (English)

This Progress and Learning Review (PLR) takes stock of progress of the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Mongolia for the period FY13-FY18. The strategy was based on the three pillars: (1) enhance Mongolia’s capacity to manage the mining economy sustainably and transparently; (2) build a sustained and diversified basis for economic growth and employment in urban and rural areas; and (3) address vulnerabilities through improved access to services and better service delivery. This PLR confirms the continued relevance of the CPS and its pillars for the partnership between Mongolia and the WBG. Even though there have been considerable economic and social changes in the country since the last CPS was approved, its key pillars and objectives remain highly relevant to address Mongolia’s development challenges. Managing the mining economy, promoting economic diversification, and better service delivery continue to be at the heart of Mongolia’s development challenges, as also confirmed by the WBG’s recent SCD, and the Mongolian government’s own development plans, such as the Sustainable Development Vision 2030 and the Economic Recovery Program (ERP). Therefore, the PLR does not propose any major adjustments to the WBG program. The PLR extends the CPS retroactively until December 31, 2020. After the SCD was finalized and a new CPF was ready for consultations with the government and internal approval, it became clear that Mongolia is now a candidate for IDA graduation. Such a graduation would impact the design of the next CPF. In October 2019, IDA Deputies and Borrower Representatives endorsed a proposal for Mongolia’s graduation from IDA at the third IDA19 replenishment meeting. The final decision by the IDA Board is expected before the end of FY20, while parliamentary elections in Mongolia will take place in June 2020. Thus, the WBG management in consultation with the Mongolian authorities decided the best course of action would be to postpone the next CPF until after the next elections. This would enable the next CPF to factor in the graduation decision and to be aligned with the priorities of the newly elected government. To avoid an additional gap in the WBG strategy formulation for the country, this PLR provides an update on the current strategy and extends it until the December 31, 2020. The WBG will aim to prepare a new CPF before the end of 2020.

Details

  • Document Date

    2019/11/13

  • Document Type

    Country Partnership Framework

  • Report Number

    139667

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2019/12/16

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Board Meeting Date

    2019-12-13T00:00:00Z

  • Doc Name

    Mongolia - Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Strategy for the Period FY13-FY18

  • Keywords

    Trade and Transport Facilitation; Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise; multilateral investment guarantee agency; governance and public sector; state-owned mine; foreign direct investment; information and communication technology; extractive industry transparency initiative; Completion and Learning Review; rural education and development; regular solid waste collection; real exchange rate depreciation; access to legal information; high level of price; female labor force participation; gender gap in education; maternal and child health; poverty measurement and analysis; early warning system; air pollution management; animal health management system; state-owned enterprise; Social and Environmental Assessment; last country; environmental and social management; access to finance; national poverty line; social welfare benefits; disaster risk management; better service delivery; recapitalization of bank; mineral investment agreement; food safety standard; Country Partnership Strategy; trade and competitiveness; agricultural price support; Objectives and Outcomes; flood risk management; investments in infrastructure; sovereign wealth fund; financial sector stability; social protection system; investment in mining; banking sector reform; Early childhood; private sector solution; education and health; balance of payment; public debt stock; primarily due; commitment to poverty; decline in poverty; european investment bank; foreign exchange intervention; Poverty & Inequality; sanctity of contract; increase consumer price; lack of transparency; value of debt; revocation of license; capacity for implementation; integrated information system; credit guarantee fund; net present value; Access to Energy; quality of infrastructure; public sector debt; minister of finance; chart of account; accounting reporting; public investment portfolio; total government spending; risk sharing mechanisms; Early Childhood Development; per capita basis; Access to Electricity; natural resource endowment; stand trial; district heating network; solar power plant; district heating sector; country economic memorandum; social risk management; stable regulatory environment; risk of expropriation; breach of contract; transparency international; private sector involvement; public credit registry; credit reporting system; financing capital expenditure; senior civil service; cases of corruption; fiscal transfer mechanism; ground water assessment; rural poverty rate; high poverty rate; official poverty rate; basic needs method; official poverty line; market exchange rate; per capita consumption; poverty headcount rate; standard of living; low life expectancy; economic reform program; international poverty line; political risk insurance; human capital accumulation; district heating system; human capital asset; closing gender gap; medium-term economic forecasts; private sector financing; several other countries; international good practice; political risk guarantee; high unemployment rate; expansionary fiscal policy; implementation of law; financing development; universal social protection; synthetic natural gas; import of goods; export of goods; enforcement of law; export market; target poverty reduction; transmission and distribution; flood risk map; emergency management; Early childhood education; private sector option; regulation of food; nationally determine contribution; public investment management; quality of health; results framework; outcome indicator; targeted program; economic diversification; investment climate; gender action; rural area; responsible mining; partner bank; natural hazard; public revenue; gender dimension; transparent management; budget system; budget expenditure; household income; economic recovery; parliamentary election; climate services; abatement measure; justice sector; Water Management; Macroeconomic Management; policy option; mining company; pension reform; mining companies

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Mongolia - Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Strategy for the Period FY13-FY18 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/193401576521813544/Mongolia-Performance-and-Learning-Review-of-the-Country-Partnership-Strategy-for-the-Period-FY13-FY18