This session highlighted the achievements of one of the JSDF’s project in Mongolia "Improving Primary Education Outcomes for the Most Vulnerable Children in Rural Mongolia” by bringing together key stakeholders involved in the project. This seminar presented an overview of the preparation, implementation, and results of this project. The implementing agency, Save the Children Japan, together with project beneficiaries, joined the session via video conferencing from their respective project location, to present the key challenges and successes in project implementation.
The “Improving Primary Education Outcomes for the Most Vulnerable Children in Rural Mongolia” aims to improve the education outcomes of the most vulnerable children (aged 5 to 10) in four educationally underperforming and underserved rural provinces of Mongolia. The project promotes innovative initiatives to improve education services and facilities at the local level, and to mobilize parents and community members. These initiatives are well suited to the needs of herding communities and effectively reduced the number of school dropouts and out-of-school children.
Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF)
The Government of Japan and the World Bank established JSDF in June 2000, with the goal of providing grants to support community-driven development and poverty reduction projects that empower and directly improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable groups not reached by other programs. A unique and valued feature of the JSDF program is that it provides a platform for cooperation with non-governmental agencies and other local stakeholders in the development process.
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
Jaehyang So, Director, Trust Fund and Partnerships, World Bank Group
James Anderson, Country Manager, Mongolia, World Bank Group
Tungalag Chuluun, Operations Officer, World Bank Mongolia Office
Mitsuaki Toyoda, Country Director, Save the Children Japan, Mongolia Office
Presentation Material: Improving Primary Education Outcomes for the Most Vulnerable Children in Rural Mongolia (PDF)
*This session will be recorded for later viewing.