Mongolia: COVID-19 Rapid Response Program (AIIB-000414)

  • Mongolia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 16, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Mongolia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2021

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the AIIB website, the objective of this project is "to mitigate the severe adverse economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support poverty alleviation through budgetary support to the government's countercyclical development expenditure program."

This program is proposed to be supported under AIIB's COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Facility and co-financed with the Asian Development Bank as a policy-based loan under its Countercyclical Support Facility COVID-19 Pandemic Response Option (CPRO). 

The government of Mongolia's response measures to mitigate the COVID-19 impact include the Countercyclical Development Expenditure Program, which consists of three packages: (1) support to public health protection; (2) social protection to support citizens and businesses; and (3) support to vulnerable businesses and fiscal stimulus measures.

The proposed Mongolia COVID-19 Rapid Response Program (the Program) will assist the government's response to COVID-19 pandemic, support the implementation of its CDEP to mitigate the adverse impacts of the pandemic on the economy, and support poverty alleviation. The Program will support the three packages of the CDEP: public health protection, social protection, and fiscal stimulus measures.

This Loan will be co-financed with the ADB as lead co-financier, and its environmental and social risks and impacts have been assessed in accordance with provisions of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) applicable to policy-based lending. oluntary Resettlement, and Indigenous Peoples, respectively, on the basis that no adverse ES impacts are identified.

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Guoping Zhang

Senior Investment Operations Specialist



Declan F. Magee

Senior Country Economist



Batkhuu Idesh, Director General
Development Financing Department
Ministry of Finance




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