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2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Embark on Year-Long Fellowship

March 4, 2015

This week the 2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellows embark on their year-long fellowship with a Leadership Training Program at the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore, followed by a 4-day applied workshop visit in Nepal. Read more about the 12 change makers, and engage with #AsiaDevFellows on […]

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Asia Foundation Hosts Seminar on Aid Landscape in Timor-Leste

February 25, 2015

As part of ongoing global discussion over a changing aid landscape, The Asia Foundation co-hosted a national seminar on “Aid, Investment and Accelerated Development in Timor-Leste,” in cooperation with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) with support from the Australian Government. The seminar presented emerging research from ODI which explores how developing countries are navigating shifts […]

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Korean Journalist, Nieman Fellow Seung Ryun Kim to Speak at Asia Foundation Headquarters

February 18, 2015

Prominent Korean journalist and 2015 Harvard Nieman Fellow, Seung Ryun Kim, will speak and take questions at Asia Foundation headquarters in San Francisco on February 26.  Formerly a print journalist with the Dong-A Ilbo daily, Kim is now assistant editor on Channel A’s political desk and hosts a daily show and a Sunday evening show […]

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Cambodian Activists Awarded for Combating Violence Against Women

February 11, 2015

Three local activists in Cambodia were just awarded the inaugural VXW Award for their work combining technology with efforts to combat violence against women, a major problem in the country and the region. Supported and launched by The Asia Foundation, the award will allow the winners to work with app developers in the coming months […]

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Asia Foundation & ANU Host Australasian Aid Conference

February 4, 2015

On Feb. 12-13, The Asia Foundation and the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University (ANU) will bring together over 200 researchers, academics, and private and government aid practitioners for the 2015 Australasian Aid Conference in Canberra. With 63 papers spread over some 20 plenary and panel sessions, session topics will include: health and […]

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Asia Foundation Holds Panel on Myanmar Reform in D.C.

January 28, 2015

On Feb. 4, The Asia Foundation in Washington, D.C., brings together leading Myanmar experts to examine the country’s ongoing governance reforms and social transformation. Three panels will discuss: findings from the recent nation-wide public opinion poll – Myanmar in 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society; upcoming national elections; and the dynamics of […]

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New Study Examines Drivers of Deforestation in Indonesia

January 21, 2015

Indonesia has the highest rate of forest cover loss in the world, a consequence of a many factors, including poor forest and land governance which results in illegal and unplanned forest conversion and degradation, unnecessary damage to sensitive landscapes, increased risk of natural disasters, and other negative social and economic impacts. This new Asia Foundation […]

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Asia Foundation Accepting Applications for LankaCorps

January 14, 2015

Dinesha de Silva blogs from Colombo on Sri Lanka’s historic elections, in which citizens demonstrated “extraordinary resilience by voting overwhelmingly for a new president.” After decades of conflict, attention has now turned to rebuilding a cohesive state that restores critical institutions. Learn about LankaCorps, The Asia Foundation’s unique fellowship for young leaders of Sri Lankan […]

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New Survey Sheds Light on Tourism in Timor-Leste

January 7, 2015

Despite ongoing economic improvements in Timor-Leste, the majority of the economy is still fueled by petroleum reserves. Experts warn that the country desperately needs to diversify its economy to ensure sustainability. While the country’s Strategic Development Plan highlights the tourism industry as essential to future development, there exists a dearth in data relating to traveler […]

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Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society

December 17, 2014

After decades of military rule and isolation, a new Asia Foundation survey shows Myanmar’s citizens are hopeful about the future – on elections, respondents say they believe in exercising their right to vote: 77 percent say that voting can lead to improvements in the future, just 10 percent say things will not change no matter […]

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