Mongolian Aimags Weighted for Their Competitiveness

2023-02-02 11:32:54

Ulaanbaatar, February 2, 2023 /MONTSAME/. Mongolia's Economic Policy and Competitiveness Research Center (EPCRC) was established in 2010 by the initiative of Tsagaan Puntsag, the Chairman of the Board, and leading private sector organizations. EPCRC joined the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in 2012. 

The report, “Mongolia: The Competitiveness of the Aimags" has began to be developed consecutively since 2012. The 11th or the 2022 report was published, and the Center held a press conference on February 1. The Competitiveness Report of the Aimags, which compares the development and competitiveness of 21 aimags of Mongolia, evaluates a total of 174 indicators within the framework of four main groups: economic strength, governance and business efficiency, and infrastructure. The data source of the research consists of statistical and survey data obtained from business owners of 21 provinces. 

According to the general evaluation of the competitiveness of the aimags, Dornogobi aimag placed first, and Orkhon, Darkhan-Uul, Umnugobi, Gobisumber, and Selenge aimags are ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th placerespectively. Dundgobi, Zavkhan, Bulgan, Gobi-Altai, and Bayankhongor aimags received the lowest rating. 

Per the four main groups that measure competitiveness, Umnugobi aimag is ranked first in terms of Economics, Darkhan-Uul in Business Efficiency, and Dornogobi in terms of Governance Efficiency and Infrastructure. 

EPCRC also compiles competitiveness reports on capital city districts biannually, and the country as a whole every year.