School Uniform Cost Reduction in Mongolia: Standardization, Simplification and Supply Policy (2013)

Asian Development Bank and Mongolian Ministry
of Education Culture and Sports, 2013

The paper provides insights into the school uniform related issues and informs the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (“MECS”) in Mongolia on the ways to lower the school uniform cost in the Mongolian market. This study drew on the data collected via 20 interviews and focus groups with students, teachers, parents, manufacturers, and educational officials, as well as data gathered by surveying 462 teachers, students, and parents in Ulanbaataar, Dornod, and Bayan Ulgh provinces. The data analysis provides 28 cost simulation scenarios and recommendations aimed at improving the school uniform quality, supply, and pricing throughout the country.

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Author: Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

Amra Sabic-El-Rayess's research interests include corruption, conflict, social exclusion, mobility, higher education, and elite formation, and how such phenomena usurp individual and societal aspirations of development. She is a faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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