Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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Mongolia faces unique challenges related to its vast territory, dispersed population and extreme weather conditions.
The situation is worsened by environmental degradation and climate change that is already affecting Mongolia and fundamentally undermining the lives of children in rural Mongolia.
UNICEF, with support of an international consultant, supported the assessment of the current situation of the country’s overall capacity for climate-resilient social protection, availability of financial resources including government budget allocation, commitment from Government, effectiveness and suitability of the cash transfer for resilience building and humanitarian situations in terms of reducing a negative impact of a specific climate-hazard such as dzud on child health and development outputs.
The assessment also included the capacity of the existing markets and services, assessment of the national capacity and systems in place, mapping of financial service providers, assessment of the existing cash transfer mechanism and delivery system and coordination for delivery of the cash.
Based on the assessment, and under the leadership of the MLSP, UNICEF supported the implementation of the pilot programme for cash assistance for rural children living under climate related risks in the Zavkhan province. The Pilot aims to test the capacity and flexibility of current national social protection system to scale-up in shocks, including payment system, databases, processes, staff, existing inter-ministerial and service provider agreements (e.g. Bank), as well as the usefulness of using cash assistance to prepare for and respond to dzud.
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