Mongolia Culture and Development Research Centre

The Mongolia Culture and Development Research Centre (MCDRC) is a non-governmental research institute whose mandate is to study the link between culture and human development in Mongolia.

MCDRC’s research encompasses:

  • Local knowledge (including TEK and technical knowledge) and its role in adaptability.

  • The relationship between culture and wellbeing, with focus on forms of cultural expression (local and indigenous arts, symbolism, ritual practices, etc.).

  • Development as transformative cultural change, with attention to topics such as gender and rights.

  • How governance and development are experienced from the subjective standpoint of resource users.