Mongolia partnerships develop e-government information handling

imgresMongolia is the next stop on our tour of Asia.  Xinxin Yang provided the following report:

  1. Mongolia, located in central Asia, has a population of almost 3 million, with about half of those residents living in the capital city of Ulan Bator.  With a literacy rate of nearly 100 percent there is a high rate of information seeking.
  2. The primary information sources are various, depends on location. In the capital city, print materials, radio, TV and internet are accessible. But for nomadic families, radio and TV are the primary sources. [1]
  3. Certain Mongolia public libraries provide internet access for a fee, especially in a place far from the capital city. Internet user per 100 people in Mongolia, has increased from 10 in 2009, 10.2 in 2010, 12.5 in 2011 to 16.4 in 2012[2]
  4. The Mongolian government uses public and private partnerships to develop an e-government system. eGMP (e-Government Master Plan) was jointly established with Korea NIPA (National IT Promotion Agency) in 2005. It contains 22 projects and a roadmap divided into foci of Government to Business, Government to Citizens, Government to Government and infrastructure areas.
  5. Starting in 2005 to 2012, 25 strategic projects with e-Mongolia were in progress.[3]
  6. E-Government Development and Lessons Learned in Mongolia” (ICEGOV2011, September 26-28, 2011, Tallinn, Estonia), pointed out that cooperation was central to the success building the e-government in Mongolia.



[1] Public Access to Information &ICTs Phase II Report, University of Washington, Center for Information & Society, 2008.,+University+of+Washington,+Center+for+Information+%26+Society,&spell=1, accessed on June 19, 2014.

[2] World Bank Data. Link:, accessed on June 18, 2014

[3] Ganbold Nyamdorj, Public-Private Partnerships in Mongolian Electronic Government, ICEGOV2007, December 10-13, Macao.


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