Strengthening Women’s Economic Entrepreneurship in Mongolia

While Mongolia has made considerable progress on key gender-related indicators under the Millennium Development Goals,[1] significant gender disparities remain in labor markets and the business sector. Women are underrepresented in the country’s high-growth industries, in managerial positions, and have limited participation in formal entrepreneurial activities. From a cultural perspective, women are also still viewed as shouldering the “double burden” of earning an income and managing domestic responsibilities.[2] This summer, I am working with The Asia Foundation, an international development organization with programs in economic development, women’s empowerment, governance and law, environment, and regional cooperation in 18 countries across Asia. In...

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