An opportunity was taken to carry out a closed project evaluation on DI Project 12-029: The Steppe Forward Programme: Training conservationists for Mongolia’s future. Meetings were held with a number of individuals. All the indications are of a well delivered and successful project, with the likelihood of high sustainability and legacy. The core activity of holding field ecology training courses for undergraduate biology students was successfully delivered in a cost effective way which promoted international exchange. The Biology Faculty of the National University of Mongolia now contains a successful conservation unit which is generating a number of project outputs including field guides, red lists and action plans, public awareness and other resource programmes.