Philippine National Police (PNP) Launches Rido Handbook

Camp Crame, Quezon City, December 11, 2013 — On November 18, 2013, through the support of Coalitions for Change program under the Australia – The Asia Foundation Partnership in the Philippines, the Philippine National Police (PNP) launched the publication,...

The Asia Foundation Releases 2013 Survey of the Afghan People

9,260 Afghans polled in all 34 provinces: insecurity, corruption, and unemployment cited as most challenging issues facing the nation Kabul, December 5, 2013 — The Asia Foundation today released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People. In July, local...

Afghans Apprehensive But Cautiously Optimistic as They Move into Critical Transition

Today in Kabul, The Asia Foundation released its annual Survey of the Afghan People, the country’s broadest and most comprehensive public opinion poll with 9,260 Afghans interviewed face-to-face across all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. This year’s survey is particularly significant as it reflects the perceptions of the Afghan people as they enter the critical transition year of 2014 faced with national elections, the drawdown of the remaining international security forces in the country, the growing insurgency, and the impact these events will have on the nation’s economy.

Where will Transition Take Women and Girls in Afghanistan?

Like most people I know in Afghanistan, I feel a palpable change that is taking place in our society. But until now, it was hard to really put a finger on what that change is. This year’s 2013 Survey of the Afghan People sheds light on how Afghan’s perceptions are changing: 59 percent of respondents reported that they “fear for personal safety,” the highest ever…