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Mongolia - Property Rights - Peri-Urban Rangeland Leasing

Metadata Updated: May 25, 2021

This metadata file combines three separate evaluations which are part of one entity. They include Land Productivity, Phase I, and Phase II.

Productivity As part of monitoring and evaluation activities, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium Challenge Account-Mongolia (MCA-M) carried out an impact evaluation that examined how the securing of long-term land use rights and provision of infrastructure and training through PURP affects not just livestock herding efficiency and productivity, but also environmental degradation and rangeland quality in peri-urban areas. In support of the rangeland quality component of the evaluation, MCC signed an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under this agreement, USDA provided technical advice and support to MCC regarding the monitoring and evaluation of pastureland and oversaw a local land quality contractor that carried out evaluation activities including the collection of baseline and follow-up data, as well as the training of local technicians and officials in sustainable land quality monitoring.

Methodology: Propensity Score Matching: Randomization

Phase 1 This study is an impact evaluation on the overall effect of the PURP on both project recipients and their neighbors. Key outcomes are household agricultural income, milk yields from cattle, and restriction of herd size to the carrying capacity of the land. A separate but coordinated study will examine the long term effect of the project on land degradation patterns. In Phase 1 areas, eligible applicants to the project went through an extensive screening process, including a requirement to obtain permission from all neighbor households, and all groups that passed through this process were admitted into the project. A comparison group was created through propensity score matching, using households from three populations: 1) applicants who did not pass the full screening process and so were rejected from the project, 2) neighbors of accepted and rejected groups, 3) a random sample of herder households from soums where the project was being implemented.

Methodology: Propensity Score Matching: Difference in Difference

Phase 2 This study is an impact evaluation on the overall effect of the PURP on both project recipients and their neighbors. Key outcomes are household agricultural income, milk yields from cattle, and restriction of herd size to the carrying capacity of the land. A separate but coordinated study will examine the long term effect of the project on land degradation patterns. In Phase 2 areas, eligible applicants to the project were entered into a lottery and half of them were randomly selected to become project beneficiaries. Thus a very clean control group was created to determine the causal impacts of the project.

Methodology: Randomization

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date May 25, 2021

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date May 25, 2021
Publisher Millennium Challenge Corporation
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Data Last Modified 2021-03-09
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