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Photo Blog: Critical Issue – Women’s Participation

March 5, 2014

While Asian women are increasingly visible in leadership positions, political participation rates of men and women continue to be vastly unequal. In many countries, women are routinely discouraged from entering public office.

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Real-World Problems of South Asian Integration

February 26, 2014

Regional integration in South Asia has remained weak on all fronts. Even in the face of pressing needs, regional cooperation on water and energy, for instance, barely gets the kind of attention that it deserves. On trade, the story is even worse. Intra-regional trade in Asia (as a geographic block) constitutes around 56 percent of the total trade…

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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to Receive Lotus Leadership Award

February 19, 2014

The Asia Foundation just announced that Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will receive this year’s Lotus Leadership Award in recognition of his efforts to eliminate economic inequality and improve the lives of women and girls throughout Bangladesh and around the world. Professor Yunus is world-renowned for his work with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which […]

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Are Asian Economies Prepared for Higher Growth in 2014?

January 8, 2014

As all eyes turn to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, and to India and Indonesia for two of the world’s largest democratic elections, 2014 may as well be called the “Year of the Middle-Income Country.” Last year saw several economies make steady gains, including powerhouse China…

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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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South Asian Women Entrepreneurs Challenge Status Quo

December 18, 2013

It was Sabita Mahajan’s first time flying out of Nepal. She was a bit afraid and nervous on her way from Kathmandu to New Delhi, India, where she was traveling for an exposure tour for businesswomen, hosted by The Asia Foundation.

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Relocation a Boon for Bangladeshi Leather Sector

November 13, 2013

The government of Bangladesh and the two primary Bangladeshi leather industry trade associations reached a historical agreement last month to transfer the leather industry from central Dhaka to Savar, a new, environmentally compliant industrial zone on the outskirts of the city. According to the president of the Bangladesh Tanners Association, the new location could boost the industry’s export revenues from $1-5 billion. Economists predict that if the leather industry continues its impressive growth, it may even challenge the ready-made garment sector as one of Bangladesh’s most valuable exports.

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Ahead of Bangladesh Election, New Poll Shows Poverty, Political Conflict, Food Prices As Major Concerns

November 6, 2013

In preparation for Bangladesh’s next national election, which will be in January 2014, the government, headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has suggested the formation of an all-party…

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Asia Foundation Releases Policy Briefs on Transboundary Water Governance

November 6, 2013

The Asia Foundation just released a series of six policy briefs on transboundary water governance issues in the Ganges river basin area, in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation, a public policy think-tank that aims to influence formulation of policies in India. Written by experts from Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, the briefs examine river management […]

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Picturing: A Storybook Partnership

September 4, 2013

In developing countries, one of the impediments to early childhood education is the availability of high-quality, age-appropriate reading material in local languages. Children’s book publishing is limited by the lack of specialized skills among local publishers, authors, and illustrators, and a consumer base that can afford extracurricular books. To address this gap, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program and Room to Read are partnering to expand access to compelling and culturally relevant early reading material to children in under-served communities throughout developing Asia.

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