The Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM) is implementing a project on the social and economic consequences of welfare payment changes especially on the Child Money Program (CMP)” in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The CMP was first introduced and has been running since January 2005; however, under the new fiscal tightening agreement and financing package between International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Mongolian Government, the CMP will be restructured targeting the poorest 40% of the households of Mongolia.

In order to measure the CMP’s efficacy, a year around project will be carried out in the regions of Erdenetsogt and Gurvanbulag soums of Bayankhongor aimag, and 2 khoroos in Songinokhairkhan and Bayanzurkh districts and will be targeting selected 35 households and 10 children from each area.