Assessment of Development Results - Mongolia

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This report presents an independent country-level evaluation conducted by the UNDP Evaluation Office. The evaluation examines the strategic relevance and positioning of UNDP support, and its contribution to the development of Mongolia.



Development challenges and national strategies

Mongolia is a landlocked nation in northern Asia, bordered by the Russian Federation to the north and the People’s Republic of China to the east, south and west. It is a country of extremes. While it has the 19th largest territory in the world (1,564,100 square kilometers), in population it ranks 139th (with 2,758,000 people). Consequently, Mongolia has the lowest population density in the world, at 1.7 persons per square kilometre (4.4. persons per square mile). Its climate is desert in the south central part and continental in the remainder, and both areas experience large daily and seasonal temperature fluctuations. Its capital, Ulaan Baatar, is reputed to be the coldest capital in the world.


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