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Thinking and Working Politically, a Conversation with Jaime Faustino

Thinking and Working Politically, a Conversation with Jaime Faustino

Since early 2012, The Asia Foundation’s Coalitions for Change project in the Philippines has been rocking the emerging discipline of “thinking and working politically,” which is…what, exactly? In a new book, Jaime Faustino answers that question with a tale of strange bedfellows, unexpected obstacles, and astonishing solutions.

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Jobs and Small Businesses in the New Normal

Jobs and Small Businesses in the New Normal

In a still-locked-down Asia-Pacific, the world of work is becoming a world of screens. The digital economy can be a lifeline for both workers and small businesses as they struggle with Covid-19 and the future of work, but prosperity for all will require a delicate balancing act.

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A Letter from The Asia Foundation’s President and Chair As We Reflect on 2020

A Letter from The Asia Foundation’s President and Chair As We Reflect on 2020

In the sweep of The Asia Foundation’s 66-year history, 2020 stands out as a unique and challenging historical moment. Foundation President David Arnold and Board of Trustees Chair Sunder Ramaswamy remind us of the challenges Asia has surmounted in the past, and reaffirm our commitment to improving lives, expanding opportunities, and helping societies flourish.

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Sri Lanka’s Youth Discover Values4All during the Global Pandemic

Sri Lanka’s Youth Discover Values4All during the Global Pandemic

When discriminatory content broke out on social media during Sri Lanka’s ongoing coronavirus curfew, a program for young people, called Values4All, used its online presence and some special tools to push for tolerance, compassion, and unity in crisis.

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Afghanistan’s Covid-19 Bargain

Afghanistan’s Covid-19 Bargain

Battered by conflict and dependent on dwindling foreign aid, Afghanistan may have no alternative but to let the virus run its course. Yet, amid their suffering, Afghans are also finding solidarity and political initiative.

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