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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Impacts on the US Economy

July 15, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement being negotiated among 12 countries, including the US, has sparked a long, heated debate across the globe. Some key areas in the agreement include: intellectual property rights, telecommunications, state-owned enterprises, investment, labor and environmental standards. On July 20 in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation co-sponsors a discussion about […]

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Panel to discuss Sri Lanka’s Electronic Citizen Report Card

July 8, 2015

Half of Asia’s population will live in cities by 2020, a looming test for infrastructure and services that will challenge urban governance. On July 14 in Washington, The Asia Foundation will introduce a recent study on strategic uses of data to meet the challenges of rapid urbanization. A panel, featuring Foundation President David D. Arnold […]

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The Asia Foundation Releases New Issue Briefs on Transboundary Rivers

June 24, 2015

South Asia depends heavily on trans-boundary rivers to meet water and energy needs, and vital resources are often entangled in conflicting policies of rival states. In a 15-month assessment, The Asia Foundation studied three transboundary rivers in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. A newly-released series of issue briefs describes how lack of transparency and excessive data […]

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Asia Foundation President visits Seoul

June 17, 2015

Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold traveled to Seoul this week to discuss South Korea’s growing development role in the Asia-Pacific. Arnold met with First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yong and Minister of Unification Hong Yong-pyo in separate meetings to discuss the Foundation’s work in Korea. In an official signing ceremony, Arnold and […]

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Asia Foundation Awarded Stanford University Grant for Migrant Child Labor Research

June 10, 2015

Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) has awarded The Asia Foundation a grant for its pioneering research on migrant children working in Thailand’s seafood processing industry. Lead researcher Ellen Boccuzzi accepted the $20,000 award from Stanford’s Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector class, which worked together to select this […]

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Books for Asia Donates to Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre Library

June 3, 2015

In partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia donated books to the newly established library of the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre. Located at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, The CKCC library houses more than 5,000 books from Korean organizations. “Books for Asia… is aimed at empowering future Asian […]

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Fifth Annual Lotus Leadership Awards

May 27, 2015

On June 3 in New York City, The Asia Foundation’s fifth annual Lotus Leadership Awards will honor the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Sheryl WuDunn and women’s rights advocate Dr. Ranjana Kumari. The first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Half the Sky: Turning […]

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New Working Paper on Public Land Disputes in Vietnam

May 20, 2015

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and The Asia Foundation just released the second in a Working Paper series, Public Land Disputes in Vietnam: A Multi-Actor Analysis of Five Case Studies with an East Asian Comparative. Public land-taking disputes in Vietnam are on the rise, pitting citizens against business and government in a […]

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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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