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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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Report Examines Ethnic Conflicts in Myanmar

October 28, 2015

As landmark November elections approach, Myanmar is experiencing its most intensive armed conflicts in decades, particularly in the country’s north, where a handful of ceasefires and informal arrangements for local autonomy had maintained stability since the early 1990s. To better understand the complex political geography in these contested areas, read a recent Asia Foundation report […]

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Achieving Digital Development Goals: Partnering with Asia’s New Creative Class

October 21, 2015

On Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C., The Asia Foundation hosted a live event on partnering with Asia’s new creative class to achieve digital development goals. Drawing on the Foundation’s recent voter education and civic information work in Indonesia and Myanmar, two young Asian software developers joined our digital expert John Karr to discuss how tech leaders […]

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Apply to 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellowship Program

October 14, 2015

The Asia Foundation is now accepting applications for its prestigious Asia Foundation Development Fellowship program, which provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. Apply now, and watch a video about past Fellows working to shape Asia’s future.

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Asia Foundation Hosts Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

October 7, 2015

On October 9 in San Francisco, Asia Foundation president David Arnold hosted Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for an invitation-only lunch focused on Australia’s innovative approaches to development, including their new InnovationXchange. Australia’s Amb. to the U.S. Kim Beazley  introduced Minister Bishop and former U.S. Amb. to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich, moderated the discussion. Read more.

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Asia Foundation Development Fellows

September 23, 2015

On Sept. 28, The Asia Foundation’s 2015 Development Fellows presented Asian Perspectives 2015: Challenges and Voices for Asia’s Future at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., capping an outstanding year of skills, leadership, and network building. Watch the live stream here, and view a moving new film that captures this inspiring group of […]

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The Asia Foundation’s Carol Yost Speaks at W20 Summit

September 9, 2015

The Asia Foundation’s Carol Yost spoke at the first-ever Women20 summit in Ankara, Turkey on September 6. W20 is an initiative of the G20 to promote women’s economic participation and gender-inclusive growth. The Foundation’s senior director of Women’s Empowerment, Yost spoke on the importance of women-owned SMEs, which she calls “vital drivers of economic growth […]

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Cambodia VXW Awards

August 26, 2015

The Asia Foundation on August 24 announced the first-ever mobile applications to combat violence against women (VXW) in Cambodia. The inspiration of three young women activists from Cambodia’s VXW Awards, and built by major app developer Golden Gekko, the three apps for Android and iPhone offer features including legal information, peer support, anonymous reporting, and […]

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International Youth Day Aug. 12

August 12, 2015

International Youth Day – August 12 “Youth Civic Engagement” is the theme of the 16th annual International Youth Day on August 12. In Bangladesh, where young people make up two-thirds of the total population, and roughly half of young graduates are unemployed, The Asia Foundation is working to involve young people in their nation’s development. […]

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Asia Foundation President Meets With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

July 29, 2015

Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold joined Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace in Kabul last week to discuss the Foundation’s programs in Afghanistan. President Ghani praised the Foundation’s annual Survey of the Afghan People for its instrumental role with policymakers. They were joined by the Foundation’s Country Representative Abdullah Ahmadzai and Senior […]

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