IRIM is conducting mid-term evaluation of the "Urban Governance Project (UGP)" from November 2019 to assess and improve the further implementation process.

The Asia Foundation (TAF) has been implementing the UGP in cooperation with Municipality of Ulaanbaatar (MUB) and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project directly focused on enhancing civic engagement for public service, decentralizing the public service, and capacity building for public officials.

The first phase of the project has been implemented with great achievements between 2015 and 2019 and it has extended until the year of 2022 regarding the project well implementation and impact with the collaboration with TAF and MUB. Due to the revision of the project design, this mid-line evaluation will be conducted with the aim of assessing the intervention and collecting database for the second phase.

The mid-line survey will also serve as the baseline data for the exit phase. The objective of the midline survey are as follows:

  • Measure possible outcomes and impacts of the UGP interventions that contributed to (i) improving the participatory decision-making in local governance; (ii) enhancing the delivery of public services; and (iii) aiding in building the capacity of public servants;
  • Establish a baseline data for exit phase end-line survey;
  • Assess ownership and coordination with MUB on project activities;
  • Summarize the lessons learnt and propose recommendations; this will include a review of UGP’s impact, relevance, and effectiveness.

The evaluation team has planned to conduct fieldwork data collection among citizens, khoroo staffs, district staffs and MUB staffs during the December in all of 9 districts of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar.

For further information of the project, contact with the team coordinator Jargalmaa G by