Entrepreneurship-focused socioemotional skills for the most vulnerable youth in rural Mongolia

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

A Active

Key Information

The project development objective (PDO) is to train vulnerable, disadvantaged youth in 25 of Mongolia’s poorest rural districts across five provinces with socioemotional skills for improved performance in school and preparation for entry into self-employment. The PDO will be achieved through a school-based, community-driven program targeting 6,000 school-enrolled and out-of-school youth to support acquisition of socioemotional skills that are linked not just to success in school, but are also highly valued in the labor market. The project will address the largely unmet need for socioemotional and entrepreneurship skills stemming from extremely limited labor market opportunities that lead to high inactivity among youth in these locations and a job profile dominated by traditional herding, unpaid work and self-employment in the informal sector.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)



Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2019 - 2023


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Other

Other skills

  • Vocational training

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • Technical assistance/capacity building to civil society organizations

Life skills education

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Reducing economic barriers

  • Vouchers/grants

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training
  • Leadership training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased employment/job-related skills