UNICEF works around the world to support quality learning for every girl and boy, especially those in greatest danger of being left behind.

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UNICEF Mongolia

The challenges

While the Net Enrollment Rate in primary education is very close to 100 per cent with no gender disparity, school attendance among children with disabilities and of minority groups is much lower. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has highlighted the inadequacy of the education provided to children with disabilities, especially in rural areas.

UNICEF actions

UNICEF works to

  • Improve planning, budgeting and monitoring of education sector.
  • Provide technical assistance to develop national tools to assess the quality of education and improve the Education Management Information System
  • Improve equity lens in a teacher training curriculum and strengthen Disaster Risk Reduction integration in education policies and programming
  • Capacity development at the local level will help to replicate UNICEF’s locally tested inclusive education models to increase primary school attendance among the most disadvantaged children (e.g., children with disabilities and from minority groups)

Major results

  • UNICEF-supported targeted interventions for the disadvantaged children in Khuvsgul province and Nalaikh district contributed to 4.5 percent and 10.1 percent increase in primary education net enrollment rates respectively
  • Local education authorities in Khuvsgul province and Nalaikh district now have increased capacity in integrating Child Friendly School dimensions in local education policies and plans and implementing effective interventions particularly for the most disadvantaged children.
  • UNICEF conducted a national comprehensive school safety assessment which revealed that only about 20 per cent of schools have some level of preparedness.


    These resources represent just a small selection of materials related to the Education Programme of UNICEF Mongolia and its partners. The list is regularly updated to include the latest information.


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