George C. Dimitriou

Technology and Strategy Consulting


Mongolia – European Community: Strategy Paper 2007-2013.

The latest Strategy Paper provides the strategic orientations for EC cooperation with Mongolia for the period from 2007 to 2013. The Strategy underpins a Multiannual Indicative Programme 2007-2010. Both documents were adopted together in March 2007. They are based on the new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). The indicative budget allocation for cooperation with Mongolia is EUR 3-5 million per year. This amount may be adapted, in particular in the light of the mid-term evaluation planned for 2010. The EC intends, in fact, to increase the allocation to EUR 5 million per year for the period 2011-2013.

EC cooperation with Mongolia will continue to focus on poverty alleviation through sustainable rural development. The Strategy hence responds to the need to improve living conditions and sustainable employment in the Mongolian countryside and to slow down the rural exodus. Continued work in rural development builds on the satisfactory results of the preceding Country Strategy 2002-2006 that also focused on this sector.

Mongolia Strategy Paper 2007-2013

Multiannual Indicative Programme 2007-2010