[CRITICAL STATEMENT]

DISPARITY

THE DEPTH OF POVERTY AND ITS SEVERITY WORSENED IN MONGOLIA BETWEEN 1995 AND 1998. THE GINI-COEFFICIENT WENT UP FROM 0.31 IN 1995 TO 0.35 IN 1998 REFLECTING THE GROWING DISPARITIES IN LEVELS OF INCOME.

AT THE SAME TIME, THERE IS AN INCREASE IN INEQUALITY OF INCOMES WITHIN LARGE URBAN CENTRES AND BETWEEN THEM AND REMOTE AIMAG CENTRES.
THERE IS ALSO A DIVIDE BETWEEN THE INCOME IN SOUM CENTRES, AND AMONG HERDERS, AND WITHIN THE SOUM CENTRES THEMSELVES.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT MONGOLIA 2016