44178-012: Dzud Disaster Response Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Since December 2009, Mongolia has been affected by a dzud. A dzud is a multi-faceted natural disaster characterized by a summer drought, in which insufficient fodder is available for stockpiling, followed by heavy winter snow and abnormally low temperatures. One third of Mongolia's population is dependent on livestock for their livelihood and lead nomadic lives. About 422,000 people are affected by the dzud, which accounts for more than a quarter of the rural population. Among those ... Read More

Country Mongolia
Project Number 44178-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Grant No. 0200
Approval Date 12 Apr 2010
Closing Date 30 Jun 2014
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 2,500
Geographical Location 13 aimags in Mongolia that severely affected by dzud.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Livestock
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)


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