Publication: Mongolia : The Political Economy of the Resource Paradox, Synthesis Note
This report discusses Mongolia's increasing dependence on mining revenues and the associated vulnerability to boom and bust economic cycles, and calls for special attention to governance in mining resource management. It seeks to identify can be learned from the experiences of other mineral dependent countries that have succeeded in converting their mineral endowment into broadly shared growth, as well as from those that have not. A challenge for the Bank is to be able to formulate good reform solutions which fit the country's' implementation capacity, and are flexible enough to respond to changing country dynamics. The Bank could modify its support better correspond to Mongolia's realities, such as taking into account concerns that by entering into an investment agreement, the government will lose the ability to influence or veto decisions that negatively impact national security. The report looks at the Public Investment Program, focusing on the principles of development oriented investments, and what this would imply across sectors, by taking into account the policymaker's concern that public procurement of public investment projects must disburse quickly, so that procurement efficiency is improved.
“World Bank. 2009. Mongolia : The Political Economy of the Resource Paradox, Synthesis Note. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/27225d35-d46a-5eb2-882f-ff928e9c2f2d License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”