Nationally, approximately four per cent of Mongolians have disabilities, actively in social life. There is a lack of proper understanding of ‘disability’, poor inter-relationships within the inter-sectoral records (and statistics) and weak implementation of legislation (policies and programmes).
Examples of disability-related projects implemented by IRIM include the following.
- Evaluation Study of Policies and Activities for Increasing the Employment of PWDs. 2016. IRIM evaluated implementation of the policies and activities expected to increase the employment of PWDs, and developed recommendations to improve the implementation.
- Brighter Future for Children with Special Needs. 2016-2017. The project was implemented in collaboration with World Vision International, Mongolia. Activities were directed to ensuring rights to education, supporting inclusive education for CWDs and developed (and piloting) a screening tool to be used within primary and secondary schools.