Supporting Sustainable and Inclusive Integration in the Regional and Global Economy (ADB-55210-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Mongolia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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
Dec 5, 2022
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.
Ministry of Economic Development
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 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 @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Dec 9, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Dec 6, 2022

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Project Description
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The knowledge and support TA will improve the capacity of Mongolia's non-mining sectors to participate in the global and regional economy. It will complement government efforts to diversify its economy and expand trade by (i) promoting strategic development of border ports and free zones through integrated planning, (ii) enhancing capacity of SMEs to trade including cross-border e-commerce, and (iii) strengthening trade institutions and policy coordination among Mongolian agencies and their counterparts in the PRC through cooperation mechanisms and capacity-building.


Economic diversificationa long-standing priority of the governmentis crucial for Mongolia's sustainable growth and inclusive recovery. As part of Vision 2050, Mongolia aims to improve its participation in regional and global value chains by aligning with international quality standards, developing e-commerce, and promoting the private sector's international competitiveness. In December 2021, the government adopted a 10-year medium-term planthe New Recovery Policyto strengthen economic resilience, mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and address multifaceted development barriers._The plan includes priority actions to recover operations of border ports and public productivity.

Established in January 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Development, now has the policy mandate on trade, economic cooperation, border port development, and free zones. As a new ministry of important functions, MED needs TA to implement priority actions under the New Recovery Policy, such as enhancing development plans and capacities of border ports, resolving trade issues through bilateral cooperation, streamlining trade licenses, modernizing border facilities, and developing free zone and cross-border tourism in key border ports. It is important to comprehensively address the issues that limit Mongolia's capacity to participate in global and regional value chains.


Mongolia's trade increased and export diversification promoted


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Project Officer
Lazaro, Dorothea
East Asia Department


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