Building knowledge is at the core of our work. We invest our human capital and financial resources in curating knowledge to gain a profound understanding of the social issues and communities we engage with. Additionally, we value learning from the experiences of others and strive to share our insights with stakeholders. Our knowledge products are designed to inspire and inform actions on a large scale, with the ultimate goal of fostering systemic change.

SIG case study

October 2023

In a three-way collaboration involving the service provider YMCA of Singapore, donor TL Whang Foundation, and impact guarantor Lorinet Foundation, we partnered with Tri-Sector Associates to pioneer the world’s first Social Impact Guarantee (SIG). The SIG aimed to empower youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET), supporting their pursuit of vocational training and employment through the YMCA’s Vocational and Soft Skills Programme (VaSSP).

Since 2011, VaSSP has been serving NEET youth to re-engage them in work and school. Using the SIG financing, YMCA improved the core programme by introducing three enhancements namely Internships, Extended social intervention, and Enhanced learning programme.

Prior to the SIG, 62% of youth participants per cohort were placed in jobs or continued their education, leaving 38% without placement. Following SIG enhancements, the YMCA achieved a 10% increase in placing additional youth in employment or education.

Over the 20 months of this partnership, a collective effort from the public and private sectors showcased the potential of innovative funding models such as SIG to yield better outcomes for society. This case study sheds light on the SIG’s unique value proposition, the capacity building process, and the numerous benefits of collaborative social impact funding models in Singapore.

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Study of Global ECE Interventions

October 2023

Lorinet Foundation, in collaboration with UBS Optimus Foundation, commissioned a comprehensive study of notable global Early Childhood Education (ECE) programmes and practices that have the potential to be contextualised and implemented in Mongolia.

Following several years of our early childhood programme in Mongolia, we intended to enhance our efforts by adopting an evidence-based approach to the underlying Theory of Change. The primary goal of the consultancy was to furnish empirical insights to inform our ECCE Country programme strategy and investment decisions over the next 5-7 years. The study was carried out by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a US-based research and policy organisation.

We are delighted to share the outcomes of this study. As a comprehensive review of global interventions, this study offers valuable knowledge for both local and global audience within the ECCE space.

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Five Years of Impact

May 2023

Lorinet Foundation is delighted to publish our Social Impact Report, highlighting the significant achievements and lessons learnt over the past five years.

Through rigorous evaluation and analysis, we have witnessed first-hand the positive outcomes of our efforts in Mongolia and Southeast Asia. The report sheds light on the key areas where our interventions have made a significant difference, particularly early childhood care and education and youth employment. It presents compelling evidence of the impact achieved – direct and systemic, showcasing inspiring stories of individuals and communities positively affected by our programmes.

As part of our framework for action, we invite other philanthropic foundations, corporates, individuals, and govt. institutions who are passionate about driving social change in Mongolia to explore the report and consider partnering with us.

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Read full report in Mongolian

Study on the Reading Habits of Parents and Young Children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

June 2022

This baseline study was conducted as part of Lorinet Foundation funded and The Asia Foundation implemented ‘Let’s Read Mongolia’ program aimed at promoting reading as a critical tool for early childhood education.

The Asia Foundation worked with Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM) to collect data on the reading habits of parents with children aged 0-5, the accessibility and availability of books for children at home and kindergarten, and perceptions of the importance of reading books for the development of children.

Data gathered will provide important insights for further delivery of the ‘Let’s Read Mongolia’ program, including design and planning, stakeholder engagement, and most importantly tracking the outcomes and impact of the project in the coming years

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Youth Employability Landscape Study

Mongolia 2022

Young people are the future of tomorrow, and Mongolia stands to reap economic benefits from its young population. However, for thousands of Mongolian youth, their education-to-employment journey is challenging, and it differs significantly from that of their peers around the world.

Lorinet Foundation conducted this youth employability landscape study with the purpose of deepening our knowledge of employability issues that Mongolian youth face and developing a long-term country programme for the youth.

We believe that the findings of this study will be beneficial to all who seek to improve youth employability through short, mid, or long-term initiatives and solutions.

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Read  summary report in Mongolian

Study on Early Childhood Education and Care

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2019

Lorinet Foundation conducted this white paper study on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) with a primary purpose of identifying key gaps and opportunities to further support an equitable and quality ECEC for young children living in the ‘ger’ districts of Ulaanbaatar city. In addition, the study has served the purpose of understanding the early childhood policy and programming landscape as well as discovering trends influencing ECEC sector in Mongolia.

We believe that the findings of this study will be beneficial to all who seek to understand ECEC ecosystem in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and improve availability, accessibility, affordability, and quality of service provisions.

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Needs Assessment of Ulaanbaatar’s Ger Areas

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2017

In Mongolia, Lorinet Foundation is focused on supporting communities in ‘ger’ districts of the capital city Ulaanbaatar, an informal urban residential settlement that lacks access to basic infrastructure and public services.

This two-part assessment study was commissioned by Lorinet Foundation and conducted by GerHub with a purpose of assessing the needs of the ger area communities.

Part 1 assessed the needs from the perspective of stakeholders and individuals who represented diverse backgrounds and types of organizations, including the barriers and limitations they face in developing and implementing community development projects.

Part 2 sought to identify needs from the perspective of the community members living in the ger districts, including specific structural and individual barriers as well as potential solutions proposed by the community members.

Read Part 1 full report in English

Read Part 2 full report in English