The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working with the mining industry, government officials, herders and civil society in the Gobi region to improve the technical understanding of water,
open paths to dialogue and promote collaborative decision-making on water management.
In 2013, the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM) was contracted by IFC to implement a baseline survey (Survey) among rural communities in Omnogobi province to improve understanding of local perceptions of:

  1. access to water,
  2. use of water, and
  3. the quantity and quality (past, present and future) of water for
    personal use.