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Nepal suffers second major earthquake

May 13, 2015

Nepal suffered a second major earthquake this week, causing more death and destruction and disrupting recovery efforts. The Asia Foundation has issued rapid, catalytic grants and provided emergency assessment and relief in collaboration with 39 local NGOs and institutions. Through our partners, the Foundation is providing psychosocial support and legal assistance to individuals and families […]

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The Asia Foundation Release Annual Report

May 6, 2015

The Asia Foundation is pleased to release our Annual Report, Helping Societies Flourish. For the first time ever, we have created a dynamic and mobile-friendly microsite, where the user is able to seamlessly scroll down through the pages, navigate from one section of the report to another, and readily access rich, interactive content built in […]

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Webinar on long-term recovery in Nepal

May 6, 2015

As Nepal digs out after the catastrophic earthquake, first responders have mobilized, but Nepal’s long-term recovery needs remain vast and uncertain, according to experts who took part in a May 1 webinar hosted by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations, and The Asia Foundation. “It’s my fear that people who are already […]

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Nepal Earthquake Fund

April 29, 2015

As shaken Nepalis search for earthquake survivors, funeral pyres burn day and night and the death toll continues to rise – over 5,500 confirmed. As major international relief efforts get underway, our affiliate organization, Give2Asia, is developing a long-term rehabilitation program focusing on psycho-social, education, livelihood, and health care needs. Visit Nepal Earthquake Fund to […]

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Doing Development Differently

April 22, 2015

On April 27-28 in the Philippines, The Asia Foundation hosts Doing Development Differently with the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Harvard University. The event brings together development agencies and global practitioners to share case studies, practical insights, and the latest development concepts, including The Asia Foundation’s “development entrepreneurship” approach: politically smart and locally led. […]

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Asia Foundation wins J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific Give-It-Away Campaign

April 15, 2015

The Asia Foundation is this year’s winner of the J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific Give-It-Away Campaign. The global online voting campaign offers college students the opportunity to vote for a non-profit organization of their choice to receive J.P. Morgan’s regional charitable donation. Our Malaysia office will use the donation for their continuing work with Aflateen, an […]

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The Asia Foundation at the Seventh World Water Forum

April 8, 2015

The seventh World Water Forum, the world’s largest water event, kicks off April 12 in Daegu, Korea. The Asia Foundation’s Mandakini Surie joins experts and high-level officials to discuss pressing global water challenges. The Foundation will present a side event on the Mekong-Ganga Dialogue, organized by New Delhi’s Observer Research Foundation and M-POWER, the Mekong […]

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ASEAN Integration: An Economic Community in 2015?

April 1, 2015

Will ASEAN Economic Integration beat the clock? Even as the December 2015 deadline looms, the question remains tantalizingly open. On April 8, in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation presents “ASEAN Integration: An Economic Community in 2015?” moderated by Director of Regional Cooperation John Brandon, and featuring Asia Foundation Chief Economist Veronique Salze-Lozac’h. The forum will […]

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Asia Foundation President in Discussion with Singapore’s Ambassador to U.S.

March 25, 2015

On April 2, Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold will moderate a discussion with Singapore’s ambassador to the United States, Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. Ambassador Mirpuri will speak on political and economic developments in the Asia-Pacific and Singapore’s relationship with the United States. Read more about the event.

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New Report: Gender Justice and Deforestation in Indonesia

March 18, 2015

Indonesia currently suffers from the world’s highest rate of deforestation, from logging, mining, and palm oil plantations, and the impact on traditional communities falls particularly hard on women, who suffer displacement, disempowerment, and loss of land and livelihood. A new report by The Asia Foundation’s environmental program, SETAPAK, explores deforestation’s unequal social costs to women, […]

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