Rural Poverty-Reduction Programme
The project was successful in providing key services to remote herders such as hospitals, school dormitories, kindergartens and literacy training. It supported income diversification, and was especially successful with vegetable and crop growing. However, overly optimistic estimates were made of the impact of the new range management monitoring committees and of what these could achieve in terms of increasing livestock productivity. So while herder incomes grew rapidly during the project life, it is dangerous to attribute this to project activities since it was a period of rapid general economic growth in Mongolia.
15 August 2013