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Making social accountability part of Mongolia’s DNA

Marcela Rozo's picture
Mongolia has made good progress in its economic and political transitions during the last two decades, but this growth has not been fully translated into improved quality of public services, particularly for the poor and vulnerable. Despite the government’s legal and regulatory reforms to improve transparency and citizen participation in the management of public funds, the pace of implementation is still lagging.  

As Mongolia suffers with economic instability due to external and internal circumstances, how can we improve performance of basic public services in a way that works well in the Mongolian context but also brings sustained outcomes?
Local champions for social accountability are building their vision for the project.
© SDC and World Bank Mongolia

Speak up and be heard, Indonesia! Championing social accountability in healthcare services

Ali Winoto Subandoro's picture
Also available in: Bahasa Indonesia



To get a full picture of how social accountability can improve the quality of health services in Indonesia, one only has to travel to the border areas in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province.  

On a scorching afternoon in August 2015 in Bijaepasu sub-district, a six hour drive from the provincial capital Kupang, a queue was forming in front of the village health center or puskesmas. The crowd seemed undeterred by the temperature that hovered around 40 degrees Celcius.

Leaning against its deteriorating walls were mothers and babies, elderly women and men. The queue was long and slow moving. The health center workers appeared overwhelmed. There were barely any medical equipment or supplies.

2007: Sunshine works: Solar gers and transparency

Jim Anderson's picture
Also available in: Mongolian

In 2007, Mongolia’s economy grew at a double digit pace with modest inflation. The slump of the 1990s must have seemed a distant memory in the last full year before the elections in 2008.

The previous year saw several iconic projects approved, and 2007, the next year in our 25 years in 25 days reflection, did likewise.  The Renewable Energy for Rural Access Project (REAP) became effective in 2007 and was ultimately expanded.  The project brought a modern solution to a century old problem:  how can the benefits of electricity be harnessed to benefit the quarter of Mongolia’s people who are nomadic herders living in gers?  Connecting them to the grid was not a solution both because distances are vast and because nomadic people move around.  The modern solution was to give the herders access to solar power through a program launched by the Mongolian Government supported by the World Bank and the Government of the Netherlands. “Thanks to the National 100,000 Solar Ger Electrification Program, over half a million men, women and children, covering half the rural population of Mongolia and 70 percent of herders, now have access to modern electricity.” For these 100,000 herder families, the off-grid solar home systems generate enough power for lights, televisions, radios, mobile phone charging and small appliances. (Video here.) 

2007: Нарны гэрэл түгсээр: Нарны зайн гэр болон ил тод байдал

Jim Anderson's picture
Also available in: English

Албан бус орчуулга.

2007 онд Монголын эдийн засгийн өсөлт хоёр оронтой тоо руу шилжиж  инфляц “даруухан” боллоо.2008 оны сонгуулийн жилийн өмнөх жил болох 2007 онд 1990 оны огцом уналт алс холын дурсамж мэт санагдаж байлаа.
Өмнөх 2006 онд хэд хэдэн чухал төсөл батлагдсан. Сэргээгдэх эрчим хүчийг хөдөөд хүргэх төсөл (REAP) 2007 оноос хэрэгжиж эхэлсэн бөгөөд энэ төсөл сүүлдээ өргөжсөн юм. Төслийн зорилго нь зуун жилийн турш шийдэгдээгүй хуучин асуудлыг орчин үеийн шинэлэг аргаар шийдэхэд оршиж байсан: Монголын хүн амын дөрөвний нэгийг эзэлдэг гэрт амьдардаг нүүдэлчин малчид эрчим хүчний давуу талыг хэрхэн хүртэж болох вэ?  Нүүдэлчин малчид үргэлж шилжин нүүдэллэж байдаг, бас бие биесээ алс зайдуу тархай бутархай суудаг, тэдний хувьд эрчим хүчний нэгдсэн сүлжээнд холбогдох нь асуудлын шийдэл биш байлаа. Тэдний хувьд орчин цагийн шийдэл болох нарны эрчим хүчийг ашиглах боломжийг Дэлхийн банк болон Нидерландын Засгийн газрын дэмжлэгтэйгээр Монголын Засгийн газрын хэрэгжүүлсэн сэргээгдэх эрчим хүчний төсөл өгсөн юм. “Үндэсний хэмжээний Буман нарны гэр хөтөлбөрийн ачаар хөдөөгийн хүн амын тал хувь, малчдын 70 хувь нь эрчим хүчтэй боллоо”. Эдгээр 100.000 малчин өрх өд суурилуулсан нарны эрчим хүч үүсгэгч төхөөрөмж нь малчид гэрэлтэй байх, телевиз, радиогоо ажиллуулах, гар утсаа цэнэглэх, ахуйн жижиг цахилгаан хэрэгслүүдээ ажиллуулахад хангалттай хүрэх хэмжээний эрчим хүч үйлдвэрлэж байлаа. (Видеог үзнэ үү)