The Mongolian Government and UB city municipality have been aiming to transform today’s UB Ger area into an internationally approved living environment where social-economical, cultural, and ecological stabilities exist. In the scope of the event, IRIM has been implementing Ulaanbaatar Ger Area Survey by The Asia Foundation and City Municipality’s initiative. 

The baseline survey’s main goal is to determine Ger area residents’ current perceptions of a variety of public services and to find out services’ challenges from residents and the service providers’ point of view. Furthermore, the collected information serves as a foundation on which the Ger area improvement will take place. 

Data collection of baseline is being conducted from 1525 households from 10 gear areas—Bayanhoshuu, Tolgoit, Naran, Tuul, Bio, Ulziit, Yarmag, Niseh, Denj, Khailaastai, Chingeltei, Damba, Selh, Belh, Zuslan, Dari-Eh, Tsaiz, Sharhad, Amgalan, Uliastai, Zuragt, Gandan, Devshil. 

In parallel, a total of 44 service providers’ representatives from the main public services such as electricity, heating, sanitation, transportation, waste management, health service, education and emergency will have individual interviews with IRIM’s researchers to share their views.

Methods such as desk review, questionnaire, in depth interview, and observation are being used in the data collection process, and The Asia Foundation’s technical advisor Sunil Pillai is working as a research consultant. 

The survey will take place between May and October of 2013, and soon after its completion, the discussion will be held by stakeholders to apply the collected information in the planning of Ger area development.