The Economic Policy and Competitiveness Research Center (EPCRC) is proudly presenting you the 7th annual Provincial Competitiveness Report.
In order to compute competitiveness, around 180 criteria, composed of hard (statistical data) and executive opinion survey according to the four main factors: economic efficiency, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure, are used.
The province which performed the best in the competitiveness will be scored with 100 points and other provinces will be compared.
According to this year’s rankings, competitiveness scores of Orkhon, Darkhan-Uul, and Umnugobi have been continually been relatively high. In contrast, competitiveness scores of Dundgobi, Gobi-Altai, and Arkhangai provinces declined the most. In terms of the 4 main factors, Orkhon and Umnugobi provinces performed the best on economic performance, Gobisumber and Sukhbaatar provinces performed the best on governance efficiency, Darkhan-Uul and Umnugobi provinces performed the best on business efficiency and Orkhon and Gobisumber provinces performed the best on infrastructure.
Overall competitiveness scoreboard 2018
Provinces with the highest changes in their competitiveness scores of 2018:
Provinces which had the highest improvements: Dornogobi, Khentii, Gobisumber, Uvurkhangai
Provinces which had the lowest improvements: Bulgan, Arkhangai, Khuvsgul
Figure-1: Score changes in the “Provincial Competitiveness Report 2018”
You can see from the economic performance factor that the scores of 17 out of the 21 provinces have increased whereas the rest has decreased. However, the infrastructure factor has decreased by 13 points. It can be explained as there is not enough work for improving infrastructure even though the economy is getting better in general.
Figure-2: Average changes in competitiveness /compared to last year/
This year, the infrastructure factor has declined and three other factors have increased which is an exact opposite result compared to last year.
The report is financially supported annually by “Asia Foundation” and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) “Integrated Mineral Resource Initiative Programme”. In order to share the report with local administrations, government institutions, researchers and the public, we upload the report results on www.aimagindex.mn every year. Please feel free to visit our website.
In addition, in order to share the result of the report, make use out of the report on policies and foster the regional cooperation, the EPCRC organizes regional competitiveness forums every year. On 26th of October, 2018 the annual regional competitiveness forum was organized in Darkhan-Uul city, Darkhan province. Please visit www.aimagindex.mn to get more information about the annual regional forums.