The main objective of this activity is to (i) develop recommendations
on strengthening city competitiveness and resilience in three cities in
Mongolia and (ii) support operationalization of the city resilience program
in Ulaanbaatar. Past GFDRR and NDC
support has helped to develop a strong engagement on urban resilience and
sustainability in Mongolia. This activity will build on this ongoing engagement to inform
design of a follow up pipeline investment operation in Mongolia (Urban Competitiveness and Regeneration Project, P174001) and inform
urban development and industrial policies currently being updated by the
Government of Mongolia (GoM). There are three main activities supported through this grant:Activity 1. The
main objective of this activity is to provide recommendations to GOM on the
extent to which urbanization in Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan, Erdenet are on a
climate resilient pathway. This is based on urban growth scenario modeling that
looks at current urbanization pathways and identifies alternative urban
pathways that incorporate resilience. In
addition, an economic and financial analysis in the three cities will also be
undertaken to assess if urban sprawl is commensurate with economic growth and
demographic changes and the extent to which it is resilient to extreme events. Activity 2. The main objective of this activity is to provide recommendations to the
GoM to strengthen competitiveness and resilience of SMEs in greater Ulaanbaatar
area. This will be based on a detailed assessment of firm structure, supply chains, employment opportunities, infrastructure constraints, analysis of firm clustering and relationships between firms, access to markets and climate and disaster risks. This is a continuation of the ongoing work on SME supported through another GFDRR grant (TF072584).Activity 3: This activity will provide recommendations to the GOM on actions and investments needed to modernize its hydromet, early warning systems and climate services. A key output is a report on Hydromet Modernization.

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction