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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...

 

In 2011, Hard-Earned Resilience Will Carry Asia’s Economies through the Crisis

January 5, 2011

One year ago in this blog, Asia Foundation chief economist Bruce Tolentino expressed “cautious optimism” about the prospects for global recovery and Asian growth in 2010. His positive prediction for Asia was more than fulfilled, in spite of a dispiriting lag in U.S. recovery and severe economic crises in the Eurozone. Vietnam is expected to lead Southeast Asia...

 

Food Security = Agricultural Productivity + Effective Governance

September 29, 2010

...thereby sustained food security for all. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org. On Thursday, September 30, Tolentino will moderate the West Coast release of the long-anticipated IRRI (International Rice Research Institute) Task Force Report on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia. Co-hosted by The Asia...

 

New Paper Examines Practice of Political Economy Approaches to Economic Reform

September 22, 2010

In a just-released paper from The Asia Foundation, chief economist and Economic Reform and Development Director Bruce Tolentino examines how reforms are shaped by the context of political decision-making, and how politics affect economic choice. This latest paper, the third in the Foundation’s new “Occasional Paper” series, sketches out the operational features of emerging political economy-based approaches to sectoral...

 

[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....

 

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....

 

On Earth Day: Continuing Hunger in Asia

April 21, 2010

...these challenges will come to naught if the greatest long-term challenge – climate change – is not adequately anticipated and its effects mitigated. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Reform and Development Programs. He will be attending the ADB’s Investment Forum on Food Security in Manila in July. He can be reached at btolentino@asiafound.org....

 

Mongolia’s First Economic Forum Highlights Latest Push for Growth

February 17, 2010

...rapid growth rates experienced in the early post-transition period? Although such questions remain, the Forum certainly helped generate goodwill and increased confidence that the Mongolian government can maximize its natural and human resource strengths to set the country back on a path to growth and recovery. V. Bruce J. Tolentino is The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Reform and Development...

 

Video: Fostering Inclusive Growth Throughout Asia

February 17, 2010

Over the last two decades, Asia has been the fastest growing region in the world, explains Bruce Tolentino, Asia Foundation’s Director of Economic Reform and Development Programs. Yet even in these fast-growing countries, poverty and inequality has persisted. In a new video, Tolentino explains some of the key impediments to broad-based economic growth and how the Foundation’s programs address...