In the last two decades, Mongolia started a transition from a centrally planned economy to a free market economy. This change had led to ambiguous land rights, confusion over governance and increasing inequality in asset holdings, particularly for women.
“Gender, Land and Mining in Mongolia” is the product of two years of rigorous field research in Mongolia in collaboration with the Mongolian NGO, People Centered Conservation (PCC). It is the first country research report by the WOLTS (Women’s Land Tenure Security) project team at Mokoro and involved repeat rounds of both quantitative and qualitative participatory fieldwork to validate results.
Just published in the Mokoro newsletter online, some initial reflections from Mokoro's WOLTS project research in Mongolia from Mokoro Research Officer and WOLTS team member Zoe Driscoll. WOLTS is a long-term multi-country strategic action research project which is initially investigating threats to women's land tenure security in pastoral communities affected by mining investments in Mongolia and Tanzania.