The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a credit of USD 40.7 million from the International Development Association to help Mongolia improve online public services to citizens and businesses, boost digital skills training, and increase digital-enabled jobs.
The project also aims to help develop Mongolia’s digital economy in response to the impact of disruptive technologies transforming economies and societies globally, and to provide new opportunities for Mongolia’s development.
For the digital economy, the project will provide skills and literacy training to 13,000 civil servants and citizens, create 3,000 new digital jobs for youth and women, and help digitalize 2,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve their competitiveness and resilience in the global economy.
The project will expand on the successful interventions of the first SMART Government Project that will close on August 31, 2022. The closing project had built and strengthened critical enablers for public sector transformation and online service delivery, including the national-level disaster recovery center, government enterprise architecture, e-Mongolia, and open data portal, and e-property registration system.
The Mongolian government has succeeded in providing online public services to citizens and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This experience has added momentum to the government’s longstanding commitment to use the digital transformation as a new driver of economic growth, to develop efficient and accessible public services, and to become a “Digital Nation” in the next five years.