Poverty-Environment Mapping to Support Decision-Making: Mongolia
Total Project Cost: $124,000
PEF Financing: $94,000
Approval Date: 13 October 2010
Main Project Partner(s): Department of Construction, Urban Development and Planning, Ulaanbaatar City Government
Project Officer: Laurence Pochard, MNRM
Type of Intervention: Pilot intervention
The project introduced a Poverty-Environment Mapping tool to aid in monitoring poverty and environmental conditions in Ulaanbaatar and to influence decision-makers in allocating investments and targeting activities. By introducing GIS- and area-based poverty and environmental indicators, the tool is helping decision makers allocate resources and investments for priority areas more prone to environmental degradation, such as flooding, waste, and water and air pollution.
The project has enhanced the integration of poverty-environment indicators into city policies for environmental management and poverty reduction. It has also promoted environmental transparency and strengthened the capacity of government and civil society to more effectively monitor environmental changes by clearly showing, for instance, communities that lack urban infrastructure and services. By showing this information on maps transparently, the public is also provided the opportunity to react to city government policies on resource allocations.
- Poverty-environment indicators in the context of Ulaanbaatar city developed
- Capacity building program delivered and government capacity strengthened
- Data necessary for poverty-environment mapping collected
- Analyses carried out on interrelationships between environmental degradation and poverty, and poverty-environment maps developed
- Web Map for poverty-environment mapping developed and becomes publicly available.
- Meetings and workshops organized and poverty-environment mapping products distributed to public