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State officials are playing with the budget

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN The Mongolian National Audit Office examined state budget spending in 2013. The examination showed that state officials were exceeding the budget amount to be spent on international assignments. The Democratic Party took most the seats during the last election and established its government. At that time, the Prime Minister said that he [...]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Where are the men?

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Trans. by B.NARANTUYA They can be found nowhere on the campuses, service shops, and in the education and healthcare fields, or press and media organizations. A few of them can be seen at Narantuul Market. Where are they? The population of Mongolia is 2.9 million, of which 1.4 million are men. According to this ratio, [...]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Inclusive economic growth

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We Mongolians have translated the phrase “inclusive economic growth” to mean accessible, wide, involved, and inclusive economic growth, and make use of it when discussing economic and social government policies. As it means equal opportunity for representatives from all levels of society to participate in economic growth, it is more appropriate to call it inclusive [...]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Game changers for Mongolia?

By Paul Sullivan, Georgetown University While preparing for a class I am teaching on economic growth and productivity, I read a very interesting document by the McKinsey Global Institute. What this very good document points out is that there is real hope for significant improvements in the U.S. economy by energy development, increased exports, development [...]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Comprehensive labor market database launches

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Many people are unemployed due to the educational system ill preparing workforce Trans. by D.SERGELEN The Labor Exchange Central Office has informed that they have launched a unified database of the labor market on October 2. The new system features the ability to give social insurance payment information and show a history of work experience [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The story of Nauru: the road from heaven to hell

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Minister of Finance David Aideang of Nauru, which was once considered to be the wealthiest country in the world, announced that the country could no longer make payroll for government employees, schools and hospitals because they are closing down and they are no longer able to supply everyday goods. In 1995 the Government of Nauru [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Prime Minister’s plan to ‘pull the wool over our eyes’

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The proposal to restructure the Cabinet in order to promote “work that is faster, more dynamic, more accurate, and has a higher level of responsibility” that was publically announced by the Prime Minister on September 9 will be brought up for discussion during the Fall Session of Parliament. On one hand, there are certain Parliament [...]

October 5th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

COMMUNICATION ROADBLOCK LEADS TO PROTESTS AT DA KHUREE

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN Some areas of Da Khuree Auto Market, located in the 17th Khoroo in Ulaanbaatar, were shut down on Wednesday, causing automotive businesses to protest and block the road. The business owners and operators were frustrated that operations of some areas of the auto market were suspended when the first stage of planning [...]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mongolian National Burn Center left out in the cold

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN The Mongolian National Burn Center moved back to the first floor of the National Trauma and Orthopedic Research Center this week, after temporary accommodations at Munguun Guur Hospital. The State Specialized Inspection Authority prohibited use of their original building, built in 1957, following an inspection three years ago. At the request of [...]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

SOS Smile delivers healing happiness to UB hospitals

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN Have you heard of hospital clowning? It’s a new approach to patient care in UB children’s hospitals. When one imagines clowns, a circus typically comes to mind, but hospital clowns have been brought to the 10th complex of Bayanzurkh District by SOS Smile. Hospital clowning seems to be such a nice job, [...]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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