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Mongolian-German Technical Cooperation (MIT-GTZ) is a Mongolian - German joint project between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Mongolia and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation). MIT-GTZ is located in the Ministry of Industry and Trade Building in Ulaanbaatar.


The MIT-GTZ joint project acts on the Government level. It focuses on the elaboration of the regulatory institutional environment which is beneficial for the export-oriented business sectors. They advise and support Mongolian government institutions as well as other relevant stakeholders in the field of industrial and trade policy, by means of a flexible and target-oriented change management system.

Albeit it has faced substantial structural changes, Mongolia successfully managed to stabilize its economy and to achieve some economic growth during the transition process to a market economy.

However, domestic markets in Mongolia are too small to generate sufficient and sustainable economic growth for significantly reducing poverty and unemployment (core problem). The much needed utilization of existing export potentials is hampered by reduced international competitiveness of Mongolian products, restricted access to foreign market, and unfavorable institutional frame conditions. Although trade liberalization has been implemented successfully, more stream-lined national industrial and trade policies are to be drafted.

MIT-GTZ publishes studies on the Mongolian Economy, trade, government policy and regulation, vertical industries, as well as studies of universal interest on economic development and export strategies.

GTZ is a consulting company wholly owned by the German government. GTZ is under the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Their main client is the German government, but they also work for other entities such as the United Nations, European Commission, World Bank, providing overseas technical expertise. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GTZ promotes complex reforms and change processes, often working under difficult conditions. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. Currently, GTZ is implementing some 2,700 development projects and programmes in over 130 countries. They have offices in 67 of these countries, and in 2003 our turnover was almost 900 million euro.

For further information, please visit the MIT-GTZ website.