The Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia, 2018 U.S. Exchange Program

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The Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia, 2018 U.S. Exchange Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mongolia is pleased to announce the application is now open for the Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia U.S. Exchange Program implemented by World Learning.

LEAD Mongolia Program is looking for 30 qualified Mongolian Emerging Leaders from across the country to take part in this important initiative. LEAD Mongolia will help to shape the next generation of democratic champions through a variety of leadership opportunities, a three-week U.S. exchange, skills building training, and project implementation.

The program will focus on three policy challenges: (1) environment and urbanization, (2) poverty alleviation and unemployment, and (3) transparency and anti-corruption. Do you have ideas to make positive change in one of these three policy areas? Do you hope to make an impact and improve the lives of all citizens? If yes, check out LEAD Mongolia!

LEAD Mongolia is open to applicants between the ages of 25 and 40 who are able to articulate their unique vision for positive democratic development in Mongolia. Detailed information about the program, participant criteria, and instructions for submission are included in the online application:

In addition, a PDF application is available for download.  We encourage applicants to use the online jotform. Application deadline for the 2018 LEAD Mongolia U.S. Exchange Program is 19 August 2018.  Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are available here:


Good luck!

Please direct all questions to World Learning at or follow the program on Facebook or on Twitter @MongoliaLeads. World Learning administers LEAD Mongolia on behalf of USAID and will answer any questions you have.