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Changers: From Steppe to Market and Beyond


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Changers: From Steppe to Market and Beyond

  1. 1. Changers (Чэнжүүд) From Steppe to Market, and Beyond… <ul><li>Connecting the Mongolian Pastoral Economy of Livestock Byproducts </li></ul>a presentation by Alexander D. Yule December 17, 2008
  2. 2. Mongolia 101 <ul><li>Location: Between China & Russia (landlocked) </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Mongolian </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 1.564 million km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 3 million, 1.7/km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Arable Land: 0.76% </li></ul><ul><li>Government: Democratic, after 80 years of Soviet-bloc Communism </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Research… <ul><li>Who are the changers ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are they interesting? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questions <ul><li>How and why did changing emerge? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the changer’s role today? </li></ul><ul><li>How has changing evolved, and will its evolution continue? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a place for changing in post-transition Mongolia? </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Changing Business <ul><li>Access to and Information about money </li></ul><ul><li>Keys to success? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pricing info and access to capital </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Changing Network
  7. 7. Emeelt Эмээлт (Emeelt)
  8. 10. Хархорин (Harhorin)
  9. 12. Арвайхээр (Arvaiheer)
  10. 14. Санжаа ’s Jeep Sheep
  11. 15. Marmots!
  12. 16. The Future <ul><li>Is there a place for changing in Mongolia’s future? </li></ul><ul><li>Formalization: will they still be changers? </li></ul>