Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field

Responding to Conflict in Asia: Why Good Data is Needed

December 16, 2015

The new set of post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals includes for the first time a target that specifically sets out to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, marking an increase in awareness that peace and security is critical for sustainable development.

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Local Pathways to Disability-Inclusive Governance in Indonesia

December 16, 2015

“Nothing About Us Without Us” has become a familiar slogan used by the international disability movement and relies on the principle of full participation for all. However, in Indonesia, where people with disabilities (PWDs) still face enormous barriers…

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In Photos: 2015 Year in Review

December 16, 2015

During 2015, The Asia Foundation worked to address the critical issues facing Asia, from education of a new electorate in Myanmar, to aid and recovery programs in post-earthquake Nepal, to empowering young, dynamic change-makers…

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Signs of Hope for Pakistan’s Religious Minorities

December 9, 2015

The last few years have seen some of the most brutal attacks against Pakistan’s religious minority communities, estimated to make up approximately 3-5 percent of the total population of over 190 million.

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Korea’s Leadership in Climate Action

December 9, 2015

In a departure from previous UN climate talks, the Conference of the Parties (COP21) currently taking place in Paris aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change.

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New Study Reveals Patterns of Violence Against Women in Timor-Leste

December 9, 2015

Asia’s newest country, Timor-Leste, boasts one of the highest rates of female parliamentarians in the region and has made a number of important legislative advances in recent years on domestic violence.

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Social Media Ignites Disability Movement in Indonesia

December 9, 2015

In Indonesia, stigma around people with disabilities often comes from those closest to them. In many cases, families hide away their disabled family members, communities shun them, and government services and policies…

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Insecurity, Remoteness Pose Steep Challenges in Surveying Afghanistan

November 18, 2015

Afghanistan remains one of the most challenging research environments in the world. The biggest challenge, particularly for a nationally representative sample, is access – not only because of remoteness and lack of roads, but also because of insecurity…

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Bangladesh’s Women Entrepreneurs Push Forward

November 18, 2015

Bangladeshi girls start their lives at a disadvantage that for most only increases as they grow up. Though more than half of the population is female, women and girls are still viewed as second-class citizens whose identities are based on who their father or brother or husband is.

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Afghanistan in 2015: A Survey of the Afghan People Coming Nov. 17

November 11, 2015

On November 17 in Kabul, The Asia Foundation will release its annual Survey of the Afghan People, Afghanistan’s broadest and longest-running public opinion poll. After the first full year of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government…

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