Mongolia, Uvurkhangai

Uvurkhangai Community
Impact Area Population: 45,057 people
Programme Lifespan:2002 – 2019
Children Available for Sponsorship
(as of Mar 2017):
For more information on the community and World Vision’s intervention, download detailed project/ADP profile (in PDF).
Background of Uvurkhangai


In Uvurkhangai, almost 40% live under the poverty line. A key challenge in the community is securing employment. Mongolia’s economic transition has led to many people losing their jobs in former state-owned enterprises. They lack the education and skills required by modern private industries, making it difficult for them to find new work. World Vision began an ADP in Uvurkhangai in 2002 to contribute to national efforts to alleviate the poverty of households and ensure the well-being of children, who are always the most vulnerable.

The poverty in the ADP is directly related to the lack of jobs available. In one of the three sub-communes, unemployment is as high as 28.6%.

A result of the poverty is physical ailments among adults and infectious diseases among children. Diseases like anemia, rickets and malnourishment are above the state average in Uvurkhangai province, and infant mortality rate is high.

In Uvurkhangai, the kindergarten enrolment rate is only 41.8% and primary school enrolment rate is even lower, at 40.3%. In Mongolia, an estimated 10.1% of children are engaged in child labour, and nearly a fourth of them do not attend school.

Programme Goal

To secure child and family well-being in economically strengthened communities, with good access to education and health services

Key Challenges in Uvurkhangai ADP
1. Poor food security as farmers are affected by low productivity and workers by job insecurity
2. Poor knowledge on child protection with high incidence of child abuse and domestic violence
3. High mother and child mortality rates due to poor health services and weak knowledge of nutrition and self-care
4. Poor household resilience as herders are affected by frequent natural disasters
5. Low capacity of kindergartens, poor infrastructure of schools and lack of quality teachers
6. Poor sanitation conditions and lack of clean water, compounded by indiscriminate disposal of waste in public areas
How You Can Help

Sponsor a child from Mongolia (Uvurkhangai) today! By sponsoring a child, you give the gift of life’s basic needs – specifically food, clean water, healthcare, economic opportunities and education – to him/her so that he/she can overcome poverty for good!