The World Bank Group is organizing public engagements with diverse stakeholder groups to gather their views and recommendations as it prepares the new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Mongolia. The 2021-2025 CPF identifies and prioritizes critical areas where World Bank Group support will have the greatest impact in promoting sustainable poverty reduction and boosting shared prosperity.
Engagements will be conducted with a wide range of stakeholders, including government (national and provincial), development partners, private sector, civil society organizations, academics, and the broader population. Online consultations will continue from December 29, 2020 to March 8, 2021 to enable wide participation.
This round of consultations builds on two previous phases of CPF consultations held in 2017–2019.
From August to October 2017, more than 400 stakeholders from government, Parliament, development partners, civil society organizations, and the private sector in Ulaanbaatar and four regions shared their views on the SCD and new CPF through face-to-face meetings and online surveys.
The initial consultations were followed by a second phase of consultations conducted from December 2018 to February 2019, which further informed the draft CPF. More information on the first two rounds of consultations can be found here.
Now, the third and final phase of consultations aim to seek insights from a wide range of stakeholders on potential areas of WBG support to Mongolia, which will inform the final CPF.
Engagements will be conducted with a wide range of stakeholders in Mongolia, including:
- Government: government ministries and agencies, provincial government
- 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.
The engagements process will include both virtual meetings as well as an online/web-based platform to enable participation by a wide range of stakeholders. The structure of virtual 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 their feedback by visiting the consultation website and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All documents and materials for consultations will be available in both English and Mongolian languages online. The consultations with the government, 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 their scheduled meetings.