Civil Society Organizations Present Findings of Education Policy Evaluations

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Wednesday June 13, 2018 09:02
Ulaanbaatar--13 Jun--World Bank

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (June 12, 2018) - More than 140 representatives from the education departments of Ulaanbaatar city districts, as well as directors and principals of secondary schools, gathered on June 11, 2018 to discuss the findings of an evaluation of policies for secondary education, such as school environment, extra-curriculum activities of students, and prevention of noncommunicable diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyles.

The evaluations were conducted for the first time by civil society organizations, as part of the Mainstreaming Social Accountability in Mongolia (MASAM) project, supported by the World Bank and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

"Evaluating education policies and programs with citizens' involvement opened up ways for citizens to participate in the decision-making process, with the ultimate aim of improving public service delivery," said Sh. Ankhmaa, Deputy Governor of Ulaanbaatar city. "The Ulaanbaatar City Governor's office is planning to institutionalize the process of conducting external evaluations for those programs and policies that need improvement."

The Independent Research Institute of Mongolia, Mongolia Education Alliance, and Tungaamal NGOs were competitively selected to perform the first round of policy evaluations supported by the project. Consequently, more than 70 government and non-government organizations, research institutes have been trained since late 2017.

The process enabled stakeholders to develop recommendations to enhance education policy results for each agency and organization involved in its implementation. "Working on the external evaluation, it was particularly interesting to learn the process by doing. We received lessons and step-by-step guidance throughout the process," said B. Davaasuren from the Mongolian Education Alliance NGO. "Policy evaluation is like a lens through which we are able to see not only education sector issues but larger development issues of our country at large."

The MASAM project is part of a larger effort by the World Bank to support better governance in Mongolia, complementing projects related to public financial management, local governance, and transparency.
More information about the project and external evaluations are available at: www.irgen-tur.mn

Latest Press Release

SPRIMEs IPO First Day Trade Expects approximate yields of 7% for the first year, Confident over Suntowers Office Building and its prime location to connect businesses and growth

SPRIME's units are listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand on the first day trade, expecting approximate yields of 7% for the first year (January 1 – December 31, 2019) to the unitholders. With confidence over the potential of the investment...

SET welcomes SPRIME REIT on Jan 23

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will list S Prime Growth Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust worth THB 5.72 billion (approx. USD 173.26 million) on January 23, 2019, under the ticker symbol "SPRIME ". SET Senior Executive Vice President Manpong...

Empowering ASEAN 4.0 the ways forward to pursue and become ready for the transformation to the digital era

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) was inaugurated in April 2003 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. Its establishment was mandated by the ASEAN Leaders at their 7th ASEAN Summit, November 2001 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei...

Fitch Rates KTB Securities# THB Subordinated Debentures #BB-(tha)#

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) has today assigned a National Long-Term Rating of 'BB-(tha)' to KTB Securities (Thailand) Public Company Limited's (KTBST; BB(tha)/Stable) upcoming issue of up to THB400 million in subordinated debentures. The debentures will...

TMB reported 2018 net profit of THB11,601 mn, 34% increase from last year. Coverage ratio was raised to 152% in preparation for IFRS 9 implementation, reflecting the Banks prudent management.

TMB reported 2018 net profit of THB11,601 mn, 34% increase from last year. Coverage ratio was raised to 152% in preparation for IFRS 9 implementation, reflecting the Bank's prudent management. Moving toward 2019, the Bank will continue to further acquire...

Related Topics