In the summer of 2016, implementation work began on the Human Dynamics led “Support to Employment Policy for promoting job creation in Mongolia” (SECiM). The project aims to assist the country in its efforts to establish a well-functioning labour market, capable of supporting a dynamic diversified economy, while ensuring competitiveness and sustained economic and employment growth. The eventual goals are to support an employment policy framework for the most vulnerable in Mongolian society, improving the functioning of the labour market and enhancing quality employment - in addition to providing institutional support to the Ministry of Labour and other related stakeholders. The project will also target employment creation in specific value chains in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The beginning of the year saw the second steering committee meeting for SECIM, and was aimed at providing information on the implementation progress of the first component of the project to ”Support to Employment Policy for promoting job creation”; and on the second, which aims at “Piloting quality private sector work in selected livestock and vegetable value chains”. The meeting was held in the UN house, in the capital Ulaanbaatar, where the project office of SECiM is located.
In the second PSC meeting, representatives from the Delegation of European Union, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, the Ministry of education, Culture, Science and Sports and other state institutions were all in attendance.
During the second meeting, an annual work plan for components 1 and 2, an implementation study on the “Impact Assessment of National Employment Policy and Regulation in Selected Non-mining Sectors”, as well as information on implementation of the decisions of previous meetings were all presented. Project Director Mr Rade Glomazic emphasised that the project will contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in Mongolia through promotion of inclusive employment, by enabling the private sector to generate jobs in areas where Mongolia has potential, and by strengthening the conditions of sustainable value chain creation.