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UN/UNDP Mongolia Development Web Portal | 1997 - 1999

UNDP Mongolia Communications Coordinator (1997-1999): David South

UN/UNDP Mongolia Web Master: B. Bayasgalan

UNDP Mongolia Communications Officer: N. Oyuntungalag

I launched this portal in 1997, in the flurry of a major economic crisis in Mongolia. This award-winning and pioneering United Nations Mongolia development web portal was singled out by UN headquarters as an example of what a country office website should be like.
 
"A UN System site. A very nice, complete, professional site. Lots of information, easily accessible and well laid out. The information is comprehensive and up-to-date. This is a model of what a UNDP CO web site should be." 

 
Mongolia, at the time, was in the grip of "the biggest peacetime, post-WWII economic collapse." Yet despite the many obstacles, Mongolia's pioneering online publishing projects inspired others.
 
After this project, I went on to successfully launch a pioneering e-health web portal for Britain's top children's hospital. Award-winning, it was called one of the "most admired" public sector websites in the UK at the time (2001 to 2003).
 
You can read more about my current and past work here: www.davidsouthconsulting.com

 

A page from the UN/UNDP Mongolia homepage in 1999.An awareness campaign placed ads in many publications to drive traffic to the UN/UNDP Mongolia homepage.

 

The UN/UNDP Mongolia homepage quickly became the top resource for development news on Mongolia in the late 1990s.

© David South Consulting 2017