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Asia Foundation Launches LankaCorps LankaCorps is a program for young Sri Lankan expatriates to contribute to the nation’s post-war recovery. Since the end of the conflict in 2009, attention has turned to rebuilding the country. The Asia Foundation has been...

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Visualizing Afghanistan For the first time, as part of the release of our annual survey of the Afghan people, The Asia Foundation unveiled an online interactive data mapping tool called Visualizing Afghanistan. Users can explore key survey questions, map responses by...

Remembering Robert Scalapino

Robert Scalapino, Asia Foundation trustee from 1983-2004, passed away on November 1 at the age of 92. In addition to his commitment to the Foundation, he was the Robson Research Professor of Government & Emeritus of Political Science, University of...

Social Responsibility in Mining Conference Convenes in Mongolia

Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, the Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia and The Asia Foundation host forum on pressing issues in mining Ulaanbaatar, December 8, 2011 — Today, the Social Responsibility in Mining Conference convened at the Corporate...

Bridging the Gap between Bangladesh’s Police and Communities

Earlier this year, Sumaiya Akhter, a 12-year-old resident of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, hanged herself from her ceiling fan with a scarf. She had been verbally harassed by Selim, an older neighborhood boy, on the way to and from school every day. Sumaiya told her parents, but just prior to her death, her mother scolded her for what was happening…

Stanford, Asia Foundation Launch First Text to Focus on Laws of Timor-Leste

Law has little meaning when it is not widely understood. Concepts like “conflict of interest” or “integrity” are used repeatedly in theories and explanations of law, but they are not self-explanatory. Perhaps nowhere is this more the case than in Timor-Leste, where rule of law is in the early stages of institutionalization and not well-understood by most citizens.

The Guardian Cites 2011 Afghan Survey

December 7, 2011 — An article in The Guardian (UK) cites Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People as saying 73% of Afghans asked thought the government was doing a good job. In addition, more respondents (46%) said the country was moving in the right...