By the resolution of No. 7 of the Parliament of Mongolia, Mr. Bat-Erdene, Vice Director of the Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia, Mr. Batsaikhan, Senior advisor of working group of the Standing committee on economy, under the Parliament, Mr. Lhagvasuren, Vice President Bank of Mongolia, Mr. Narantsogt, State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Bayarsaikhan, Chairman of the National Development Agency, and Mr. Chuluunbaatar, Vice President of Mongolian Academy of Sciences are elected to be members of the Board of NSO.
In March 2018, the first meeting of the Board is held in National Statistics Office of Mongolia (NSOM), and the members discussed terms of the Board, NSOM’s activities, and action plan of the National Strategy Development of Statistics of Mongolia for 2017-2020.
Board Members met with NSOM’s staff and statisticians to note that NSOM successfully implements international methodologies and experiences into statistical capacity building and develops its international cooperation. At the end of meeting, the members expressed their gratitude to statistician for their hard works and efforts in statistics.
Followings are each member’s speeches.
Mr. Bat-Erdene, Vice Director of the Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia:
The data dissemination of NSOM has become more open and well organized. The dissemination has really improved over time. NSOM should focus on data dissemination not only in Ulaanbaatar, but also in local provinces. From April 2018, the Government will launch online medical insurance system. If NSOM cooperates on this system with the Government, it would be fruitful for them.
Mr. Batsaikhan, Senior advisor of working group of the Standing committee on economy, under the Parliament:
NSOM’s activities are sustainable and it produces statistical data according to international methods and recommendations. NSOM’s activity is well-known not only in Mongolia, but also at international level. It is time to discuss how to improve the legal environment of NSOM, so that it will not distort its independence and integrity.
Mr. Narantsogt, State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance:
NSOM leads the government agencies and ministries in data dissemination, and implementation of modern technologies. NSOM should disseminate its statistical data more explicit and understandable for policymakers and ordinary users. It is nice to acquaint with NSOM’s mid-term plan. Finally, I have a proposal to the Board that it should be held a meeting to discuss certain topics at least once in every quarter.
Mr. Bayarsaikhan, Chairman of the National Development Agency:
The National Development Agency has been working with NSOM very closely. We should work on the 2030 Agenda to acquire data on SDG indicators and reports on the Agenda. It is important to share data among our staffs and specialists in our cooperation. From our Agency, we have two cooperation proposals for NSOM. At first, we have discussed the possibility to build database with Statistics Office on poverty, so that we could disaggregate the poverty level at the local level. Secondly, we need more precise and real data on foreign investment.
Mr. Chuluunbaatar, Vice President of Mongolian Academy of Sciences:
I am proud that NSOM is the most sustainable, professional, and competent statistical organization in Mongolia. I have understood this fact, while I cooperated with NSOM in the past. Let consider using advanced technologies and innovations in data processing such as Big data. Mongolia presents its National report in UN each year. And we prepare our report based on NSO’s data. That’s why we need to start preparing the report as earlier as possible.