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Asia Foundation Launches Digital Library Project in Mongolia

February 3, 2016

The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia just launched a children’s digital library in Mongolia – Let’s Read! Mongolia – utilizing high-impact, low-cost technology to give children access to books in Mongolian and English. After a successful pilot in Cambodia, this program is being implemented in six public secondary schools serving residents of ger districts on […]

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Asia Foundation’s Suzanne Siskel Speaks on Non-Profit Sector

January 27, 2016

On Jan. 20, Asia Foundation Executive Vice President Suzanne Siskel joined over 100 participants from philanthropic foundations and non-profit organizations for an international conference in Tokyo, hosted by Toyota Foundation, on changes in the Asian non-profit sector. Siskel’s talk, “Pushing Back and Moving Forward: Challenges and Opportunities for the Non-Profit Sector in Asia,” drew on […]

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Asia Foundation Hosts South Asian Forum for Minorities

January 20, 2016

On January 20-21, The Asia Foundation hosts the South Asian Forum for Minorities, where activists, regional experts, journalists, parliamentarians, government representatives, and SAARC delegates discuss challenges facing religious minorities in South Asia and propose regionally integrated solutions. Follow the discussion on Twitter @TAF_PRFI, or read more here.

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New Report Examines Peace in Post-Conflict Contexts

January 13, 2016

The Asia Foundation’s conflict expert, Patrick Barron, co-authored a new report that examines how to best support peace in post-conflict contexts, and highlights a more politically informed approach to supporting peace, including examples from the Foundation’s activities in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Nepal. This is the fourth paper in the Working Politically in Practice paper […]

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Herizal Hazri Addresses Migration Crisis and Year Ahead

January 6, 2016

Herizal Hazri, Asia Foundation country representative in Malaysia, speaks to Channel News Asia about how to address the global migration crisis: “You actually have to challenge some of the concepts of nation states and how we look at territories and boundaries, and how we can include communities, so we can all flourish together in one […]

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New Study Examines Barriers to Regional Trade in South Asia

December 16, 2015

South Asia has been called “the least integrated regional bloc in the world,” with intra-regional trade share in South Asia at just 4 percent - far lower than that of the European Union at 65 percent and East Asia at 24 percent, according to a new Asia Foundation report, “Mapping Barriers to Trade in South Asia.” The paper, part […]

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Live Tweetchat To Discuss Gender-Based Violence Dec. 10

December 9, 2015

Join The Asia Foundation for a live tweetchat to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence on December 10. The Foundation joins development and health experts and justice and community activists to discuss gender-based violence. The tweetchat relay will address evidence-based approaches to end violence against women, the intersection of economic empowerment and violence, […]

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Mobile Phone and Internet Usage in Cambodia

December 2, 2015

According to a new Asia Foundation survey on mobile phone and internet usage in Cambodia, the number of smartphones jumped 41 percent since 2014. The study found that a third of Cambodians now have access to the internet and Facebook, with Facebook rising to become the second most important channel for Cambodians to access information. […]

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Panelists to Discuss Survey of the Afghan People in DC

November 11, 2015

On November 19, The Asia Foundation presented findings from the 2015 Survey of the Afghan People at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Moderated by USIP’s Andrew Wilder, panelists included Asia Foundation President David Arnold, survey author Zach Warren, and Foundation program director in Afghanistan, Timor Sharan, who discussed respondents’ views on issues […]

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New Paper on Informal Economy in Ulaanbaatar

November 4, 2015

The Asia Foundation just released a new paper from Mongolia, “The Informal Economy in Ulaanbaatar: Policy Options to Promote Growth in the Ger Areas,” which focuses on the economic environment of the capital city’s unplanned settlements – an area in which until now very little research has been done. The paper is part of an […]

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