Mainstreaming Social Accountability in Mongolia (MASAM)

Progetto concluso

The 2nd and last phase aims to strengthen civil society and public sector agencies’ capacities in linking (a) policy planning and implementation, including in the health sector, and (b) budget planning and execution (public investments). Social Accountability mechanisms will enable the Government of Mongolia to improve the delivery of key services and impacts of public investment projects on people’s livelihood. The WB and SDC are leading partners in mainstreaming Social Accountability in Mongolia.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Conflitto & fragilitá
Gestione e riforma dei sistemi di sicurezza
Organizzazioni contro la corruzione
Media e libertà di informazione
01.08.2020 - 31.12.2023
CHF  2’000’000
Contesto Public participation progressed thanks to the government's efforts to institutionalize existing mechanisms for transparency and effective involvement of citizens in policy decision making. The Mongolian civil society is becoming a more active player at various stages of the policy-making cycle. From being the fastest-growing economy in the world in 2011 (GDP growth at 17.3%), Mongolia faced one of the most severe economic crisis in 2016 with growth rate slid to 1%, triggered in part by declining of copper and coal prices and lack of fiscal discipline and off‐budget spending. However, thanks to the economic recovery programme and better fiscal discipline, the economy recovered strongly in 2018, when GDP growth reached 7.2%. However, Mongolia continues to experience inadequate and inequitable access to quality health services, especially among disadvantaged groups, and high out-of-pocket expenses. COVID-related negative impacts on the entire economy, e.g. on budget revenues and livelihoods are yet to be revealed, but are already severe. Poverty rate was at 28.4% in 2018, with another 14.9% living “near” poverty, making them highly vulnerable to negative shocks. The anti-COVID government measures since January 2020 seem to have brought them back under the poverty line, hence close to 50% of total population being poor.
Obiettivi Social Accountability is mainstreamed across all 21 Mongolia’s provinces and the city of Ulaanbaatar, contributing to better service delivery and investments through effective use of public funds in key sectors (e.g. health).
Gruppi target

-    Mongolian citizens of 21 provinces (aimags) and Ulaanbaatar capital city            districts.

-    National and local civil society and tech savvy organizations.

-    The Government of Mongolia including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of              Health and relevant line ministries, Ministry of Education and others)                  Cabinet Secretariat and local governments (21 provinces and districts of              Ulaanbaatar City).

-    Public and private service providers.

Effetti a medio termine

1.    Information is accessed and used by citizens to monitor the use of public           funds, by operationalizing the collaborative and sustainable web-based              public platforms.

2.    Institutional and citizens’ capacity in monitoring the health service                      delivery and public investment is strengthened.

3.    Coordination and institutional capacity at policy level (staff of Cabinet                  Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, local level authorities,           public sector agencies) is improved.

4.    Adaptive Knowledge & Learning is promoted.


Risultati principali attesi:  

1.    Collaborative partnerships among CSOs and the Government to develop        social accountability platforms in a participatory way are fostered                        (Subcomponent 1.1.).

2.    The social accountability platforms are tested, adapted and scaled-up tools         by design (subcomponent 1.2.).

3.    Budget transparency/participation in the health sector are strengthened             (subcomponent 2.1.).

4.    Participation in Public Investment Management (PIM) is strengthened                 (subcomponent 2.2).

5.    Integrated approach for improved coordination and institutional capacity a         the policy level is deployed (component 3).

6.         Tools and processes for knowledge development, sharing of learning                  and capitalisation of experiences are developed for use of CSOs                            (component 3).

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

-     Access to education services improved by 12% and health services by 6% in 10 Mongolian provinces and 3 districts of the capital city (out of 21 provinces and 9 districts).

-     National Academy of Governance introduced SA certification programs.

-     Implementation of the procedure on public policy evaluation streamlined with support from MASAM.

-    Number of Civil Society Organisations with proven SA project implementation experience increased by 30.4%.

-    In total, 18 cooperation agreements signed and implemented between and/or with citizens to promote disclosure and participation.

-    Open Government Partnership’s Action Plan 2019-2021 of Mongolia is approved

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Istituzione finanziaria internazionale
Economia privata
  • Settore privato straniero Sud/Est
  • Banca mondiale - Banca internazionale per la ricostruzione e lo sviluppo

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

-    WB projects: Sustainable Livelihood Project (co-funded by SDC) /                          Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project, E-Health project.

-    ADB project: Improving Health Care Financing for Universal Health Coverage.

-    EU initiative: Enhancing CSOs' Contribution to Governance and Development         Processes.

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    2’000’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    1’950’686 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   4’700’000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 2 01.08.2020 - 31.12.2023   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.05.2015 - 30.06.2020   (Completed)