Asia Foundation President Tours Vietnam National Library
David D. Arnold visited the National Library of Vietnam, a key Books for Asia partner, in February. Accompanied by Country Representative Kim Ninh and Books for Asia Officer Dinh Kieu Nhung in Vietnam, Arnold viewed the library’s expansive collection of English-language books and reading rooms guided by Director Phan Thi Kim Dzung. Since 1993, Books for Asia has distributed more than 350,000 books throughout Vietnam. The National Library of Vietnam is Books for Asia’s local counterpart and helps to distribute books to other Vietnamese libraries, most notably public provincial libraries and university libraries throughout the country.
Ninth Consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
The Asia Foundation has been awarded a four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. This marks the ninth consecutive year the highest rating has been awarded to the Foundation by Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities. Only 1 percent of the charities have received at least nine consecutive four-star evaluations. Last fall, Charity Navigator launched a new two-pronged ranking system that decreased the number of four-star charities by 20 percent. Each year, Charity Navigator releases its ratings to provide donors with information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
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Asia Foundation Development Fellows 2017 in San Francisco
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Library of Congress Honors Asia Foundation for Promoting Literacy
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Labor Migration’s Impact Economically, Socially and Politically in Nepal
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