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Asia’s Economic Recovery: Contrasting Narratives

May 19, 2010

...to anticipate the sources and dimensions of the global financial crisis. Such contrasting narratives across Asian countries indicate the diversity and complexity of the analytical conundrums that economists face, and the governance challenges that economic managers must overcome. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org....

 

Cautious Optimism Dominates 2010 Economic Outlook

January 6, 2010

...to prevent the world economy from falling into a depression. As the crisis ebbs and we head into a new decade, cooperation in international economic governance is ever more crucial for shared intelligence, joint action, and mutual benefit. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org....

 

‘Food Security’ Merges with Mainstream Security Concerns

February 9, 2011

...to resist foreign investments into agriculture, sometimes labelling them as “land grabbing.” Food “self-sufficiency” is seen as a national security imperative, when in fact, this is a short-sighted approach. If other countries can produce plentiful food cheaply, why not take advantage of it? V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He...

 

An Afghan Wedding: Tradition Melds with Bling

July 27, 2011

...of mutton, eggplant, beef, yoghurt, three varieties of rice, bread, apples, and melon. The guests bent over the tables to the ever-pulsing, ever-louder music, and attacked the feast. Then, gorged, guests started to leave, emerging into the cool midnight air of Kabul. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Afghanistan. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org....

 

2011 Survey of the Afghan People: Growing Fear in Afghanistan

November 16, 2011

...the population’s continuing support for the government’s approach toward negotiation and reintegration of armed opposition groups. There is not much choice. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Afghanistan. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and not those of The Asia Foundation....

 

At the India-Pakistan Border: History, Replayed Daily

May 27, 2009

...meticulously folded. Finally, with a martial air, they are carefully carried to secure quarters. And once more, the gates that divide India and Pakistan clang shut for the night. Bruce Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s Chief Economist and can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org. He just returned to San Francisco from Pakistan, where he was working for several weeks....

 

China’s Young Entrepreneurs Abroad

January 12, 2011

...could see my own children go out into the world as confident entrepreneurs. I wished that other governments could provide similar incentives as these young Chinese investors were armed with. Most of all, I envied them, for they seemed to be having fun. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s chief economist and director for Economic Reform and Development...

 

[EVENT] Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia – September 30 at 6 p.m., The Asia Foundation, San Francisco

September 22, 2010

“Despite tremendous economic growth achieved over the past two decades,” says Asia Foundation Director of Economic Reform and Development Programs Bruce Tolentino, “hunger continues to beset much of Asia. Estimates show that there are 850 million hungry people globally.” This is a stubborn challenge for Asian governance, and future predicted population growth, dwindling land and water resources for agriculture,...

 

Fostering Regional Integration for Shared Food Security

July 7, 2010

...intelligence and strategy for shared food security, including food stocks and production forecasts. By bringing together dedicated experts and key stakeholders in one room to debate how this can be done, this conference has strong potential to help. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org....

 

Measuring President Corazon Aquino’s Presidency

August 5, 2009

...from the Presidency at the close of my term with head held high – because on my promises, I have delivered.” Read The Asia Foundation’s letter of condolence to the Family of Former Philippines President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He served as Undersecretary for Policy and...