Mongolia

Mongolia

Mongolia

Mongolia is a vast, landlocked and sparsely populated country. Half its population lives in rural areas. Agricultural production, dominated by nomadic herding, accounts for about 20% of gross domestic product. The country is moving from a centrally-planned to a market-based economy; a transition accompanied by a significant rural-urban migration.

The EU-Mongolia Strategy Paper for 2007-13 outlines the EU’s priorities for Mongolia: improving living conditions in the countryside and slowing down the rural exodus.

An initial €14 million multi-annual indicative programme (2007-10) allocates 80% of the budget to sustainable rural development with the remainder for education and private sector development.

Mongolia can also access the EU’s regional and thematic programmes.

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