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New Study Examines Drivers of Deforestation in Indonesia

January 21, 2015

Indonesia has the highest rate of forest cover loss in the world, a consequence of a many factors, including poor forest and land governance which results in illegal and unplanned forest conversion and degradation, unnecessary damage to sensitive landscapes, increased risk of natural disasters, and other negative social and economic impacts. This new Asia Foundation […]

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Asia Foundation Accepting Applications for LankaCorps

January 14, 2015

Dinesha de Silva blogs from Colombo on Sri Lanka’s historic elections, in which citizens demonstrated “extraordinary resilience by voting overwhelmingly for a new president.” After decades of conflict, attention has now turned to rebuilding a cohesive state that restores critical institutions. Learn about LankaCorps, The Asia Foundation’s unique fellowship for young leaders of Sri Lankan […]

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New Survey Sheds Light on Tourism in Timor-Leste

January 7, 2015

Despite ongoing economic improvements in Timor-Leste, the majority of the economy is still fueled by petroleum reserves. Experts warn that the country desperately needs to diversify its economy to ensure sustainability. While the country’s Strategic Development Plan highlights the tourism industry as essential to future development, there exists a dearth in data relating to traveler […]

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Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society

December 17, 2014

After decades of military rule and isolation, a new Asia Foundation survey shows Myanmar’s citizens are hopeful about the future – on elections, respondents say they believe in exercising their right to vote: 77 percent say that voting can lead to improvements in the future, just 10 percent say things will not change no matter […]

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New Report Examines Cambodian Citizens’ Views on Democracy

December 10, 2014

Despite significant growth and poverty reduction over the last decade and measured improvement in citizens’ ability to function within a democracy, Cambodians say their country is heading in the wrong direction and are demanding better performance in government service delivery, according to The Asia Foundation’s “Democracy in Cambodia – 2014: A Survey of the Cambodian […]

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New Report Examines Urbanization and Technology

December 3, 2014

By 2020, half of Asia’s population will live in urban areas. The region faces big challenges related to this rapid urbanization, including congestion, pollution, rising urban poverty, and squatter settlements. While the challenges are numerous, the dynamism of Asia’s cities also creates significant opportunities for generating innovative solutions. A brand new report, the first in […]

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Asia Foundation & ODI Release Working Politically Series

November 19, 2014

The Asia Foundation and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) just released a new paper series called “Working Politically in Practice,” with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia (DFAT). The first paper in the series, “Aiding Institutional Reform in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Philippines,” on what works, what doesn’t and why, […]

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Asia Foundation Presents 2014 Afghan Survey Findings at USIP

November 12, 2014

On November 18, The Asia Foundation presented findings of the 2014 Survey of the Afghan People at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. The survey, based on face-to-face interviews with 9,300 Afghan citizens, reveals views on security, national reconciliation, the economy, women’s issues, and more. The  Foundation’s President, David Arnold, Najla Ayubi, deputy […]

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Asia Foundation Marks 60th Anniversary in Korea

November 5, 2014

On November 6, The Asia Foundation marked its 60th anniversary with a special day-long event and gala in Seoul, Korea, hosted by former South Korean Foreign Minister Han Sung-joo; Chairman, JoongAng Media Network and Former Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Hong Seok-hyun; and Kim Jin-Hyun, Former South Korean Minister of Science and Technology. Speakers included […]

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BBC Selects Asia Foundation Development Fellows for List of 100 Women

October 29, 2014

The BBC selected three members of the inaugural class of Asia Foundation Development Fellows for its prestigious list of 100 Women of 2014. Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah of Indonesia, Jaya Luintel of Nepal, and Salinee Tavaranan of Thailand are young Asian changemakers tackling development challenges in their communities and countries and join a group of inspiring […]

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