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Myanmar Election Commission Visits Indonesia

May 20, 2015

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Myanmar is preparing for historic elections later this year, but with the country's limited electoral experience, voter outreach and education are critical challenges. Recently, The Asia Foundation sponsored a study tour for a delegation from Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) to Indonesia, which itself has undergone a democratic transition and recently held general elections.

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Building Mongolia's Grassroots Environmentalism

May 20, 2015

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Notes from the Field

Indonesia: Achieving Gender Justice in Land and Forest Governance

May 20, 2015

Earlier In Asia articles have described how land-based and extractive industries – most significantly palm oil plantations, timber concessions, and mining operations – are quickly ravaging Indonesia's remaining forests. Because these industries often affect women differently than they do men

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Notes from the Field

Educating Young Women in Rural Cambodia

May 20, 2015

The women of Cambodia have made progress in education. From 2004 to 2012, the proportion of women to men in higher education grew from 29 to 38 percent. Yet, as these numbers also show, gender disparity in education persists in Cambodia

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Quake That Shook the Earth Now Shaking Nepal's Social Fabric

May 13, 2015

Photo/Tenzing Paljor

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Notes from the Field

Financial Inclusion for Asia's Unbanked

May 13, 2015

Asia's developing economies will continue their steady growth, with GDPs expected to rise by an average of 6.3 percent in each of the next two years, according to the annual flagship report, Asian Development Outlook 2015, from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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Notes from the Field

Voices of Timorese Citizens: Findings of the Tatoli Survey

May 13, 2015

Infrastructure in Timor-Leste is one of the concerns revealed by citizens in the Tatoli Survey. Photo/Conor Ashleigh

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