Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence in Mongolia

No. of pages: 35

Publication date: 4 December 2020

Author: UNFPA Mongolia

The following are the key findings of the research:

  • Violence against women and girls has significant economic consequences for Mongolia’s economy and society.
  • The overall total cost is estimated at 601.2 billion MNT (247 million USD) (see Figure 1 below)
    • The total cost of action (current expenditure on services) is 24,167.9 million MNT (9.9 million USD)
    • The total cost of inaction is 577 billion MNT (237 million USD), which equates to almost 24 times the current level of expenditure on service provision.
      • Productivity loss, often an invisible cost, accounts for nearly 90 per cent of the overall costs of IPV for Mongolia.
      • Foregone income of survivors amounts to 18,517.4 million MNT (7.6 million USD).
      • Unpaid household production and care work loss amounts to 11,275 million MNT (4.6 million USD).
      • Out-of-pocket costs come to 6,592.8 million MNT (2.7 million USD).
  • Projected resource requirements: increasing current service users by 75 per cent would result in an expanded resource requirement equivalent to only 7.3 per cent of the cost of inaction. Services can be significantly expanded to reach all survivors of IPV without a significant drain on the resources.