Findings of youth-focused expenditure review presented
The UN Joint Programme on ‘Rolling Out an Integrated Approach to SDGs Financing in Mongolia’ by UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA conducted a youth-focused expenditure review
The UN Joint Programme on ‘Rolling Out an Integrated Approach to SDGs Financing in Mongolia’ by UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA conducted a youth-focused expenditure review to generate evidence-based information for promoting greater visibility of youth-related issues into the government budget and off-budget planning and strengthen the effectiveness of public resources for youth. Findings of the youth-focused expenditure review were presented to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Agency for Family, Child and Youth Development on 4 January 2022 for their inputs. Preliminary results of the study show that total financing for youth as percentage of the state budget and GDP, increased from 9.79 percent in 2017 to 10.59 percent in 2020, and from 3.15 percent to 3.95 percent, respectively. Although the alignment of government budgets with youth development programmes improved in 2021 compared to previous years, the link with national youth development priorities and SDGs can be further strengthened.