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.