BRIEF Jan 18, 2019

Engagement plan for Mongolia Country Partnership Framework


OBJECTIVES:

The World Bank Group is organizing second round of public engagements with diverse stakeholder groups to gather their views and recommendations as it prepares the new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Mongolia. The CPF identifies and prioritizes critical areas where the World Bank Group support would have the biggest impact in promoting sustainable poverty reduction and shared prosperity, from 2019 to 2024.

Face-to-face meetings will be organized with government, Parliament, civil society organizations, donors and development partners as well as private sector groups from January 28 to February 1, 2019. Online consultations will continue from December 24, 2018 to February 28, 2019 to enable participation of the broader population.

BACKGROUND

The first round of engagements to gather feedback on key opportunities and challenges to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity in Mongolia as well as potential WBG support areas was organized in August–October 2017. More than 400 stakeholders from government, Parliament, development partners, civil society organizations and private sector in Ulaanbaatar and 4 regions shared their views through face-to-face meetings and online surveys. The analytical document on Mongolia’s development challenges and opportunities in which the feedback from previous round of engagement was considered is available here . Summary of the feedback can be found at this link and is also available as an attachment to the Mongolia - Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD).

KEY STAKEHOLDERS:

Second round of engagements will be conducted with a wide range of stakeholders in Ulaanbaatar as well as, including:

  • Government: government ministries and agencies
  • Parliament
  • Development Partners: UN agencies, donors, multilateral and bilateral development partners
  • Civil Society Organizations: Non-profit organizations and associations, labor groups, think tanks, academia and research groups
  • Private Sector: Representatives from the business sector, foreign and domestic invested businesses, small and medium enterprises, chambers of commerce, business councils.

ENGAGEMENT PROCESS:

The engagements process will include both face-to-face meetings as well as online/web-based platform to enable participation by a wide range of stakeholders. The structure of face-to-face meetings will allow plenary presentations and discussions and, if needed, small group discussions, and reporting with a neutral facilitator. For online engagement, interested stakeholders will be able to send feedback and comments by email.

LANGUAGE:

The engagements with UN and development partners, academia, private sector will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation to Mongolian language. The engagements with the government, Parliament, civil society organizations and other local groups will be conducted in Mongolian with simultaneous translation to English.

INVITATIONS AND BACKGROUND MATERIALS:

Invitations and relevant background materials in English and Mongolian will be sent to the participants before the scheduled meetings.

STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK:

Meeting summaries, in both Mongolian and English, will be posted on the consultation website for Mongolia.

After the final approval, the CPF will be made publicly available and posted on the World Bank in Mongolia website.