The Resilient Communities Program (RCP) aimed to strengthen resilience and bring stability and economic growth to Mongolians by stimulating livestock production, strengthening livestock related value-chains, increasing market information and access, and creating opportunities for economic diversification.
This report focuses on the impact of activities and the validation of high-level outcomes over three sections:
- the livestock market system
- the enabling environment
- operational issues that affected results
Highlights from the evaluation include:
- Resilience was increased across the livestock market system in the targeted locations.
- Production and income increased for herders and livestock sector actors.
- Herders improved their livestock management practices, including increased use of animal health and breeding services.
- There is increased awareness of the need to preserve and manage rangelands. Herders are changing their practices and local governments have management plans in place.
- Youth in RCP areas have an increased interest in working in the livestock sector.
- Social cohesion appears to have increased between herders, supporting pasture management practices.
- MCM responded to RCP Mid-Term Evaluation recommendations and dramatically improved their program approach and results.