DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
The goal of the survey is conducting representative population survey of all fifteen soums in the South Gobi region creating a baseline on local peoples’ perception of the mining industry’s impact on the local water supply for the upcoming "Mongolia Mining and Water - Sustainable Business Advisory Program".
Public perception on water and mining issues was surveyed within topics of household characteristics, access to water and water management through several indicators/dimensions: quantity and quality of water for drinking, household use and work-related use in the past, present and future.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED:
· The survey was implemented through application of questionnaire proposed by IFC including comments from representatives of mining companies active in Mongolia.
· Field researchers were trained in tools and methodology on the public perception survey and basic concepts of water resource and management.
· Field data collection process was performed in aimag center and 14 soums of Umnugobi province in application of the given questionnaire and respondents' locations were identified by advanced GPS devices.
· Raw data and codebook were submitted to the IFC in an agreed format.
· Final survey report including review of whole survey process, training manuals and main findings of the survey was delivered to IFC along the related appendices.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
The Asia Foundation and SDC