Action Plan of the Government of Mongolia for 2020-2024
Following the 8th regular State Great Khural (Parliament) elections, the newly formed Government of Mongolia has outlined its Action Plan for 2020-2024 in conformity with the National Security Concept of Mongolia, “Vision-2050” long-term development policy, reflecting Election Platform of the Mongolian People’s Party and based on the proposals from other political parties, civil society, citizens and communities.
The Government of Mongolia has formulated its objectives and targets within the framework of the following six set of issues by paying particular attention to successful overcoming of the economic and social challenges caused by the pandemic, ensuring human, economic and social development, improving environmental balance and governance, ensuring regional and local development and preserving continuity of the previous government policy.
2.3. The Government will strengthen the system for creation of equitable, inclusive and quality education for all.
2.3.1. Restore the national system of nursing for 1-2 age toddlers, enable 2-3 age toddlers’ enrolment in childcare services and thereby promote women’s employment and social engagement.
2.3.2. Make the entitled age of children for enrolment in pre-school education 3-5 years old and ensure that every 5 years -old child is prepared for school education.
2.3.3. Strengthen the national education quality assessment by involving the general education in international PISA assessment to bring the quality of general education up to the world standards.
2.3.4. Regardless of the form of ownership, implement the personality, education and training programs that is suited to characteristics of Mongolian people, enriched with Mongolian history, language, culture, customs, patriotism, national tradition, justice and fairness and internationally recognized content in pre-school education and schools.
2.3.5. Establish a research results-based competitive financing system for professional education in conformity with employment opportunities of graduates in their field and develop research-based universities.
2.3.6. Implement “Prime Minister Scholarship” program that provides up to 100% scholarships for outstanding students leading in research and education and those majoring in priority development areas.
2.3.7. Gradually transform local universities into campus system in line with regional development concept.
2.3.8. Implement a “Competent Teacher” program, introduce professional standards and transform rating system based on productivity and performance results.
2.3.9. Build the following facilities to create a student- friendly-learning environment, increase access and education opportunities for children with special needs in ordinary schools and kindergartens:
18.104.22.168. Commission 273 kindergartens;
22.214.171.124. Commission 200 new schools;
126.96.36.199. Reconstruct and expand the facilities for schools and kindergartens specifically designed for children with special needs.
188.8.131.52. Ensure that not less than 100 kindergartens, schools and dormitories with pit latrines have new sanitation facilities each year.
2.3.10. Increase the spending for children’s meal at kindergartens, dormitories and schools of general education at least twice to tie it up with inflation and price increase and transform the “Afternoon tea” program into “Lunch” program. Provide students of schools of general education with filtered drinking water.
2.3.11. Improve the content and training programs of art and physical education at pre-school education providers and schools of general education and provide them with all required tools and equipment.
2.3.12. Create opportunities to support lifelong learning for citizens of all ages by developing e-learning platform, e-training programs, e-content and e-lessons.
2.3.13. Undertake restructuring of the Education institute and increase its capacity.
2.3.14. Provide some research and other support for state owned universities.
2.3.15. Provide support for local vocational training institutions, polytechnic colleges and universities, provide local allowance to professors and teachers and discounted tuition fees to students.
2.3.16. Undertake legal reform for developing internationally competitive education programs and ensure its step-by-step implementation.
Science, Technology and Innovation
2.4. The Government will ensure the increase of economic, social and scientific efficiency and benefits of research through centralization of resources and increasing funding for scientific research by establishing national joint research centers of research institutes and universities.
2.4.1. Streamline the research areas and studies in science, technology and innovation sector, enhance the capacity of researchers and increase budget expenditures for research and development by 4 times.
2.4.2. Commence the construction of Science Park and research institutes’ complex and facilities for traditional medicine and technology institute and ensure its conformity with international standards.
2.4.3. Introduce a competitive financing system in research and development that is based on its benefits for economic and social development as a criterion, set up unified, open and specialized laboratories, and increase the sector competitiveness.