Mongolian Government and UB city municipality have been aiming to transform today’s UB Ger area into an internationally approved living environment where social-economical, cultural, and ecological stabilities exist. In the scope of the event, IRIM has been implementing Ulaanbaatar Ger Area Survey by The Asia Foundation and City Municipality’s initiative. 

The baseline survey’s main goal is to determine her area residents’ current perceptions of a variety of public services and find out services’ challenges from residents and the service providers’ point of view. Furthermore, the collected information serves as a foundation on which the Ger area improvement will take place. 

Data collection of baseline is being conducted from 10 gear areas—Bayanhoshuu, Tolgoit, Naran, Tuul, Bio, Ulziit, Yarmag, Niseh, Denj, Khailaastai, Chingeltei, Damba, Selh, Belh, Zuslan, Dari-Eh, Tsaiz, Sharhad, Amgalan, Uliastai, Zuragt, Gandan, Devshil—from 1525 households. 

In parallel, total of 44 service providers’ representatives from main public services such as electricity, heating, sanitation, transportation, waste management, health service, education and emergency will have an individual interview with IRIM’s researchers to share their views.

Methods such as desk review, questionnaire, in depth interview, and observation are being used in the data collection process, and The Asia Foundation’s technical advisor Sunil Pillai is working as a research consultant. 

The survey will take place between May to October of 2013, and soon after its completion, the discussion will be held by stakeholders to apply collected information in the planning of Ger area development.