Ms. Ariunzaya received Mr. Edimon Ginting, Director, Economic Analysis and Operational Support Division (EREA) and Mr. Jeffery Liang, Principal Economist, and Ms. Maria Rowena Cham, Sr. Economics Officer of EREA, and Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, Principal Economist of EREA, from the Office of Director General East Asia Department of ADB.
This meeting was a part of ADB fact finding mission for the Mongolia Country Diagnostic Study for 17-21 September 2018. In this meeting, consultants were acquainted with Socio-Economic Data of NSO and its methodologies of collecting data with interest to the fact-finding mission.
Mr. Edimon Ginting noted that NSO role and participation is crucial for conducting the Mongolia Country Diagnostic Study. Also, he requested a permission to use results of the Input-Output Table and Labour Force Survey and Educational statistics.
ADB is implementing technical assistance and capacity building projects in all sectors and supporting the development of Mongolia. Cooperation between Asian Development Bank and National Statistics Office of Mongolia started from 1993. Since then 14 projects has successfully completed at NSO with support from ADB. Currently, one ongoing project is being implemented at NSO with support from ADB, which is on use of wide-range data sources for the monitoring and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.