Ulaanbaatar Green Affordable Housing and Resilient Urban Renewal Project (AHURP)

Ulaanbaatar Green Affordable Housing and Resilient Urban Renewal Project (AHURP)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion 18 Sep 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

Improving the climate resilience of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by creating eco-districts.

Climate change in Mongolia periodically leads to sizable losses of livestock due to prolonged and increasingly cold winter seasons. This results in rural-urban migration to areas around Ulaanbaatar predominated by gers, or traditional Mongolian dwellings. These unplanned areas are hotspots of greenhouse emissions and air pollution, mainly due to the widespread use of coal for heating and cooking.

The creation of eco-districts in these highly climate-vulnerable and polluting ger areas will form zones which are low-carbon, climate resilient and affordable. This will be done through low-cost urban infrastructure, public facilities, and social housing units.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 40 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


03 May 2017 - 303 days

Concept note received

03 May 2017

Funding proposal received

16 Oct 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Feb 2018


01 Mar 2018 - 293 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Aug 2018

FAA executed

28 Sep 2018

Under implementation

18 Dec 2018 - 2,035 days so far

FAA effective

18 Dec 2018

Disbursement - USD 1,500,000

25 Nov 2019

Disbursement - USD 2,500,000

09 Jan 2023

Disbursement - USD 8,000,000

09 Jan 2023

To be completed

18 Sep 2027 - 1,162 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing8% disbursed

LoanUSD 95,000,000
GrantUSD 50,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 145,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 20,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 60,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 111,360,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 131,800,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 63,949,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 35,005,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 425,114,000

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Accredited Entity

Asian Development Bank
Mr. Christian Ellermann

Senior Climate Change Specialist
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Ms. Choikhand Janchivlamdan Primary
15160 Government building 2, United Nation's street 5/2, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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