Strengthening Systems for Promoting Science, Technology, and Innovation (ADB-51123-001)

  • Mongolia
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Sep 18, 2017
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Government of Mongolia
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 18, 2017

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Project Description
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The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will support improvements in legal and policy frameworks, and data infrastructures for promoting knowledge and technology transfer and commercialization of research and development (R&D;) in Mongolia through research and development, policy advice, and capacity development in order to strengthen the planning and management of the science, technology, and innovation (STI) system in Mongolia. The Government of Mongolia has requested the technical assistance (TA) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of STI activities in accordance with the Government Action Plan, 2016 2020. During the missions conducted in February and June 2017, ADB and the government reached agreement on the objectives, scope, implementation arrangements, costs, and consulting service requirements. The TA is included in ADB's country operations business plan, 2017 2019 for Mongolia.


ADB will engage a consulting firm (international, 11 person-months; national, 21 person-months) to provide expertise in conducting in-depth study of the STI system and data infrastructure assessment in Mongolia, review of STI policy, institutional and legal frameworks, and data infrastructure in emerging and advanced economies, drafting amendments to laws and policies on IPR, and developing, STI investment plan. ADB will also engage a national consulting firm (5 nationals, 45 person-months) to develop online platform for STI. The firm will procure equipment to carry out the assignment. The consulting firms will be selected using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality- and cost-ratio of 90:10, and simplified technical proposals. Output-based, lump-sum contracts with a provision for fixed out-of-pocket expenditures will be considered for the consulting firms.

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Ministry of Education, Culture, Science & Sports
Government Building-III, Suite # 514, Baga toiruu-44, Sukhbaatar district
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


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