Project profile — Enhancing Resource Management through Institutional Transformation in Mongolia


CESO - Canadian Executive Service Organization (CA-CRA_ACR-3118830850)
2016-01-04 - 2022-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Mongolia (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (20.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining: Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (80.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• 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 stimulate sustainable economic and social development in Mongolia by strengthening the capacity of public institutions and local communities to effectively manage the extractive sector. It is designed to enhance public sector management of the extractive sector in order to maximize its contribution to sustainable economic and social development through responsible resource management. Project activities include: (1) providing leadership training to women civil servants and stakeholder staff in key positions to support and encourage women to assume management roles; (2) providing training to communities and key staff in negotiation, mediation and conflict resolutions skills to promote effective and equitable relations between resource sector stakeholders; (3) building capacity in using gender-sensitive approaches in monitoring implementation plans at provincial and local levels; and (4) developing the web platform for a user-friendly and open source Knowledge Portal.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) Enhanced gender sensitive management practices of key public sector partners involved in the mining and petroleum sector; (2) Enhanced collaboration of national and local level Mongolian public sector partners with key stakeholders impacted by mining and petroleum sector activity; and (3) Improved access to quality gender sensitive training and knowledge sharing tools provided by Mongolian universities and institutions.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of November 2018 include: (1) the ability of key public sector agencies and key stakeholders involved in the resource sector to effectively plan, manage and monitor institutional policies and procedures was increased; (2) facilitated community engagement processes and negotiations with companies in Dornod province, which led to signing 16 Local Cooperation Agreements with extractive sector companies; (3) organized 13 community engagement meetings for over 700 community members, which increased awareness and understanding amongst communities affected by mining impact and opportunities; and (4) finalized and launched the Knowledge Portal, a public eLearning and information sharing platform.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
15-06-2023 Disbursement $151,841
15-06-2023 Disbursement $1,160,998
19-12-2023 Disbursement $145,592
18-03-2024 Disbursement $500,000
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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