Last updated: 03/1/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide food and nutrition support services to households and citizens requiring social welfare assistance, selected from households living underneath the current poverty line, and to homeless and wandering citizens 

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
2008
References
ADB. 2014. “Food Stamp Program Focuses Aid on Poorest Families in Mongolia”. Asian Development Bank website. <https://www.adb.org/results/food-stamp-program-focuses-aid-poorest-families-mongolia>. Accessed 16 May 2018. Personal communication.
Coverage
142,747 beneficiaries in a total of 26,090 households (2016) (64,522 children)
References
Personal communication.
Programme expenditure
MNT16,923,029,500 (2016)
References
Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
The poorest 5 per cent of the population
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.
Eligibility criteria
Recipients must belong the poorest 5 per cent of the population, identified based on a nationwide household survey updated in 2016
References
Personal communication.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Food voucher
Amount of benefits
MNT13,000 (approximately USD5.3) per adult per month, and MNT6.500 (approximately USD2.7) per child per month. However, these benefit levels are set to be increased to MNT16,000 for adults and MNT8,000 for children
References
Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
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
Food stamps in rural areas are vouchers redeemable at shops, but in urban areas they are electronic debit cards credited automatically with the monthly transfer
References
ADB. 2014. “Food Stamp Program Focuses Aid on Poorest Families in Mongolia”. Asian Development Bank website. <https://www.adb.org/results/food-stamp-program-focuses-aid-poorest-families-mongolia>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Benefit recipients
Usually the female members of the households
References
ADB. 2014. “Food Stamp Program Focuses Aid on Poorest Families in Mongolia”. Asian Development Bank website. <https://www.adb.org/results/food-stamp-program-focuses-aid-poorest-families-mongolia>. Accessed 16 May 2018.