Project profile — Improving Participation of Women in the 2016 Legislative Elections in Mongolia


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
- 2017-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Mongolia (100.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (30.00%)
Elections (15151) (50.00%)
Legislatures and political parties (15152) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to address barriers to the inclusion of Mongolian women in electoral and political processes. The project aims to contribute to improving women’s representation in the national Parliament, provincial assemblies, and district councils through an inclusive and representative electoral environment where women are active, visible and viable candidates.Through gathering and sharing relevant public opinion data and awareness campaigns, the project contributes to the inclusion of women in nominated, elected and appointed positions of local and national government. It works to provide women candidates with transferable and practical skills, which in turn improve their viability as candidates and representatives. The project gives political parties opportunities to interact with and to support such viable candidates.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: 1) Mongolian voters are informed of the level of gender inclusivity of the Mongolian electoral processes; 2) political parties increase inclusion of women in nominated, elected, and appointed positions at the national and local levels; and 3) women candidates develop and implement campaign plans that highlight platforms and policy positions.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) provided 75 selected People’s Credit Funds (PCFs) establishments throughout the country's 14 Provinces with banking solutions to improve the quality and the diversity of products and services offered to their members and clients; (2) 660 employees of both the Credit Bank of Vietnam and PCFs branches (of whom 344 are men and 316 are women) have continued to benefit from training programs provided by the project. These benefits include assessing borrower risk and designing more competitive and inclusive financial products and services to improve access to finance for vulnerable groups; and (3) developed an e-Learning platform as an efficient and sustainable solution for Credit Bank of Vietnam to exercise a blended capacity-building approach to PCFs, with the potential to upscale the support to the entire PCF network in the future.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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