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Afghan Archaeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi to Speak at Asia Foundation

February 5, 2014

On February 26, leading Afghan archaeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi will speak at The Asia Foundation’s headquarters in San Francisco. Formerly the general director of Archaeology and Preservation of the Historical Monuments of Afghanistan, Professor Tarzi directed excavations at the foot of the cliff that once housed the statues of Bamiyan. Through his excavation campaigns he unearthed […]

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Asia Foundation Law Experts Examine Legal Identity

January 29, 2014

In the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law Asia Foundation law experts Debra Ladner and Erik Jensen examine the concept of legal identity in the developing country context and its potential implications for a diverse and expansive range of development issues. The paper was inspired by and based on research conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, […]

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Asia Foundation Launches Community Mapping Website in Mongolia

January 22, 2014

The Ulaanbaatar City Municipality and The Asia Foundation this week launched a new online community website, “manai khoroo,” as an interactive resource for citizens and city officials to find information and download maps on 11 different indicators about the accessibility and availability of public services in the city’s ger districts. One of the site’s main […]

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New Report Examines Hydropower Development in Nepal

January 15, 2014

Nepal is increasingly confronted with chronic power cuts, currently reaching up to 18 hours a day. To shed light on this crisis, The Asia Foundation and its local partner, Niti Foundation, just released a new paper that examines the potential of hydropower development in Nepal and the politics of tariff restricting, and points the way […]

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Study on Labor Migration by Nepali and Bangladeshi Migrant Workers

January 8, 2014

According to the UN, an estimated 175 million people are currently living outside of their country of origin, many of whom are employed overseas as migrant workers. A new regional study commissioned by The Asia Foundation examines the patterns and process of labor migration by Nepali and Bangladeshi migrant workers using formal and informal channels […]

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New Survey Profiles Demonstrators in Bangkok

December 20, 2013

A  new report, “Profile of the Protestors,”  was just released from The Asia Foundation’s office in Thailand and presents findings from a short survey of pro- and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok. The survey, from a sample of 315 respondents, reveals  an inside look at the political divisions in Thailand, and the contrasting demographics, motivations, satisfaction […]

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New Book on Promoting Fair Elections in South Asia

December 18, 2013

In a new book, Promoting Fair Elections in South Asia, The Asia Foundation captures lessons learned from developing and implementing innovative strategies to promote free and fair elections across South Asia. Case studies include perspectives from Pakistan and coalition governance, voter education in Bangladesh, voter registration in post-conflict Sri Lanka, technology and elections in Nepal, […]

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The Asia Foundation Releases Rido Handbook in the Philippines

December 11, 2013

At a ceremony in Quezon City, Philippines, The Asia Foundation released a new handbook that informs police and peacekeepers about rido (family/clan conflicts). The book offers a toolkit on rido prevention and resolution, providing useful, real life case studies. “Preventing RIDO” is particularly timely as police officers in the region are expected to soon assume […]

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Asia Foundation Releases New Survey on Corruption in Mongolia

December 4, 2013

This week in Ulaanbaatar, a new survey on corruption in Mongolia came out. The Asia Foundation survey featured face-to-face interviews in 1,360 households in 7 districts. Respondents said corruption continues to be one of the most pressing problems in Mongolia, but those surveyed said they are optimistic about the progress in fighting corruption, and are […]

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Afghan Survey Authors to Discuss Findings in D.C. on December 11

November 20, 2013

In Kabul on December 5, The Asia Foundation will release findings from its ninth Survey of the Afghan People, the broadest public opinion poll in Afghanistan. It reveals the opinions of more than 9,000 Afghans interviewed face to face across all 34 provinces on the most critical issues facing the country. On December 11, survey […]

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