The paper outlines the need and rationale for building decent affordable housing and international best practice, providing context for considering Mongolia’s own efforts to meet the affordable housing challenge and redevelop the ger areas. The main policies, projects, and actors are discussed along with the challenges that continue to affect the process.
This paper focuses on the economic environment in the capital’s unplanned settlements. With city leadership now fully committed to accelerating inclusive growth to spur overall development, greater knowledge of the informal economy and how it might develop is essential.
After much criticism, debate and argument, the new Urban Redevelopment Law has recently been voted on and accepted by the Government of Mongolia. This new law can have far reaching impacts in the urban development in the city, in particular as it sets out the principles by which buildings can be demolished and rebuilt.