Last updated: 29/4/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Children, Women, Mother, Pregnant, Lactating women

Programme Details

Programme components
The programme has two components: allowances for pregnant and lactating mothers and allowances for the Mother’s Glory (also known as the Mother Heroes) programme, for women who have given birth to four or more children
References
World Bank. 2015. Social Welfare Programs In Mongolia. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/599141468185351818/pdf/99518-WP-World-bank-group-eng-Box393201B-PUBLIC.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Start date
2006
References
Gochoosuren, Bolormaa. 2013. Transformation of social welfare policy in Mongolia: 1990-2010. Master’s thesis, Auckland University of Technology. <http://orapp.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/6084?show=full>. Accessed 18 January 2022.
Coverage
97,100 pregnant and lactating mothers (2016) 207,600 Mothers with the Mothers’ Glory benefit (2016)
References
Personal communication.
Programme expenditure
MNT41.2 billion or USD16.8 million for for pregnant and lactating mothers; MNT28.9 billion or USD11.8 million for mothers with the Mother’s Glory benefit (2016)
References
Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Mothers and children
Eligibility criteria
Pregnant women, lactant mothers and mothers with four or more children
References
World Bank. 2015. Social Welfare Programs In Mongolia. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/599141468185351818/pdf/99518-WP-World-bank-group-eng-Box393201B-PUBLIC.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
Allowances for pregnant and lactating mothers: MNT40,000 (approximately USD8.2) per month for 12 months Mother Heroes: MNT200,000 (approximately USD82) per year for women who give birth to more than six children; MNT100,000 (approximately USD 41) per year for women who give birth to four children
References
World Bank. 2015. Social Welfare Programs In Mongolia. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/599141468185351818/pdf/99518-WP-World-bank-group-eng-Box393201B-PUBLIC.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly (allowance for pregnant and lactating mothers) and annually (Mother Heroes)
References
World Bank. 2015. Social Welfare Programs In Mongolia. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/599141468185351818/pdf/99518-WP-World-bank-group-eng-Box393201B-PUBLIC.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Supporting documents are submitted to the local social welfare office and the cash is transferred to the account of the beneficiary, or the beneficiary collects the benefits at the bank
References
Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Pregnant women and mothers
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Allowances for pregnant and lactating mothers: provided for 1 year starting from the fifth month of pregnancy Mother Heroes benefits: lifetime
References
World Bank. 2015. Social Welfare Programs In Mongolia. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/599141468185351818/pdf/99518-WP-World-bank-group-eng-Box393201B-PUBLIC.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.