U.S. Government Launches New Partnership with Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Advance Sustainable and Resilient Urban Growth
The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched a new partnership with the city of Ulaanbaatar to create more resilient and livable environments in the face of climate shocks.
USAID’s four-year Asia Resilient Cities (ARC) project, implemented in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., will work with the Ulaanbaatar government and community organizations to promote sustainable urban growth; support resilient, low-carbon city infrastructure; and integrate climate change and environmental considerations into municipal approaches.
Through the project, USAID and its local partners will co-design activities that sustain livable environments in the face of climate change. Throughout this partnership, the project will work with city government and local civil society organizations to plan for more sustainable urban development and engage people in crafting policies that directly address Ulaanbaatar’s unique development challenges.
The project will also build and foster linkages between the government and residents, the business community, other development projects, and academia to ensure a brighter future for the city of Ulaanbaatar.
USAID formally launched Asia Resilient Cities in Mongolia on October 12 by signing a Letter of Commitment with the Capital City of Ulaanbaatar. The municipal government will be ARC’s primary local partner and will help ARC co-create a shared plan to build urban resilience in the city’s municipal practices in response to the critical challenges of climate change in Ulaanbaatar. For more information, visit JSI.com/asiaresilientcities.
Asia Resilient Cities (ARC) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under Agreement No. 7200AA22CA00011, beginning September 23, 2022. ARC is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) with partners BRAC, DevTech Systems, Inc., and ICF. This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. USAID administers the U.S. foreign assistance program, providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.