IRIM has started conducting the end line study of the ‘Mainstreaming Social Accountability in Mongolia’ (MASAM) implemented by the World Bank, funded jointly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the World Bank.

The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the outcome of the project and gather the information based on the outcome and impact indicators. Previously, in 2016 we conducted the baseline study of the MASAM project.

The data collection of the evaluation was completed in the 8 provinces and 3 districts that were the target areas of the project. In terms of the data collection, over 1000 households, around 70 civil society organizations and relevant project participants such as government organizations, media, policy institutes (Tink tank) were covered in the data collection.

The MASAM project aims to address the issues occurring within the health and education services of the 10 provinces and 3 districts of Mongolia by providing understanding of cooperation, training and mechanisms for the stakeholders.

MASAM project goal:

  • Citizens in poor localities have increased access to public decision-making processes and quality services through social accountability.

MASAM project expected outcomes:

  • Capacity building of stakeholders, notably civil society and communities, to enable them to scale up tools and methodologies and secure resources for the mainstreaming of social accountability
  • Institutionalization mechanisms at national and local level that lead to effective, formalized and sustained social accountability engagements: Disclosure, citizens’ participation and feedback mechanisms.

Our end line study report is planned to be published on the website in April, 2020. For more information about the project please visit the official website for the project: