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Mongolia hosts inaugural fact-finding mission for Energy Investment Risk Assessment 2017

From 9-11 May 2017, the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS) conducted a fact-finding mission to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in the run-up to a new publication, the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA). This year about 10 countries are to be assessed, which will be followed by a comparative analysis. The Mongolian government hosted this first fact-finding mission, during which a number of representatives from governmental institutions and industrial organisations were interviewed.

The EIRA, which is now in the pilot stage, aims at identifying risks for the energy sector, comparing countries’ risk profiles and proposing mitigating measures. With this new publication, the Energy Charter Secretariat will contribute to lowering investment risks and barriers, which might be detrimental for the investment climate. The EIRA pilot publication will be presented during the Energy Charter Conference on 28-29 November 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Mongolia is a contracting party to the Energy Charter Treaty and Member of the Energy Charter Conference. In the sidelines of the fact-finding mission the Mongolian government and the representatives of the ECS discussed further strengthening the ties between the International Energy Charter and Central and South-East Asia by enhancing cross-border cooperation in the Asian region and through technical assistance and capacity building.