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Mongolia: Good Governance fostered through World Bank funding

June 15, 2010



ULAANBAATAR, June 15, 2010 — Eleven Mongolian civil society organizations have been selected to receive funding through the World Bank’s 2010 Civil Society Fund.

The eight-strong selection panel, including economists and social accountability professionals within civil society, selected the winning applicants from approximately 100 submissions.

The successful organizations, based in both Ulaanbaatar and regional centers, submitted project proposals that focused on good governance and constructive engagement between government and citizens. Organizations with prior experience in the social accountability field were looked upon favorably as were long-term, sustainable project ideas.

World Bank country director, Arshad Sayed, is pleased the Bank can offer annual funding, such as this, to civil society organizations here in Mongolia. 

“Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a vital role in monitoring and encouraging good governance, social accountability and transparency within government, business and development. This funding enables hard working CSOs to do even more.”

“This year, the Civil Society Fund has been used to further complement the broad range of good governance and anti-corruption work being undertaken by the Bank, namely the Governance Partnership Facility grant (GPF)”, said Mr. Sayed

The GPF is split over three areas: policy outreach; strengthening Parliament, media and civil society capacity; and the creation of an independent policy think tank. The GPF supports socially accountable activities that target civil society, the media and the general public.

 

Winning organizations

Project title

Coalition of Environment CS Movements 

The enforcement of environmental and minerals laws at the local level

 

Ber Flowers Union 

Monitoring the health services in the army

  

Women Leaders Fund 

Improve our responsibility for ourselves

 

Social Progress Women's Movement, Darkhan branch 

Social welfare program based on community participation

 

Altai Swiss Fund, Gobi-Altai

To monitor deliveries of the dzud donations

Orhon 21 Century project 

Social accountability series of interactive radio/FM radio programs

 

Scout Commission, Uvurkhangai

Civil voice- civil hal”l

Mongolian Education Alliance

  

SA initiative in education sector

Transparency International

Adopting the AC monitoring methodology into Mongolian legislation

   

Social Development Women's Movement - Hovd province branch

 

Social accountability in land issuing

Steps without border

Community Participation agreement in Extractive Industry

        

 

Media Contacts
In Mongolia
Sunjidmaa Jamba
Tel : (976 11) 312647 ext-207
sjamba@worldbank.org

PRESS RELEASE NO:
20100615

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