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List Thumb A Survey of the Afghan People 2014 - Washington DC launch event The November 18, 2014 Washington DC launch event for Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People featuring David D. Arnold, President of The Asia Foundation; Najla Ayubi, Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan;...

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List Thumb A 2014 Survey of the Afghan People - Kabul and Washington, D.C. launches The longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions, the Survey of the Afghan People provides insight into the views of Afghans on issues central to the country's development. Afghans defied...

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List Thumb A Polling 9,300 Afghans Afghan citizens defied security threats and turned out in millions to vote in this year's elections leading to the country's first democratic transition from one elected president to another. Following these historic elections...

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List Thumb A Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People On December 11, 2013, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace, presented the findings of the 2013 Survey of the Afghan People. With the presidential election and the 2014 national...

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List Thumb A 2013 Survey of the Afghan People - Washington, DC Launch On December 11, 2013 in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, its ninth annual survey of Afghan citizens. 9,260 Afghan men and women were interviewed in 34 provinces in...

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List Thumb A 2013 Survey of the Afghan People - Kabul Launch On December 5, 2013, The Asia Foundation released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, the longest-running public opinion poll in the country. As Afghanistan approaches major security and political transitions...

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List Thumb A Photojournalist Aref Yaqubi Captures Afghanistan's Historic Ghazni Situated in eastern Afghanistan along the strategic route that links Kabul and Kandahar, Ghazni plays a key role in the historical, economic, agricultural, and political realms of contemporary Afghanistan, and was named the...

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List Thumb A Interviews across Afghanistan In July 2013 expert survey teams were deployed across all 34 provinces in Afghanistan to gather the opinions of more than 9,000 Afghans, face to face, regarding the most critical issues facing the country. Annually The Asia...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Visualizing Afghanistan The Asia Foundation has released the ninthth in a series of public opinion surveys of the Afghan people. These are the broadest and most comprehensive surveys conducted in Afghanistan, and together they provide a barometer of...

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List Thumb A "Afghanistan in 2012: A Survey of the Afghan People" Launch Event The November 14, 2012 Washington, D.C. launch of The Asia Foundation's eighth Survey of the Afghan People event. Explore the survey's findings at our interactive website, Visualizing Afghanistan. Download the full report here.

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List Thumb A 2012 Survey of the Afghan People- Washington, DC and Kabul Launches On November 14, 2012, The Asia Foundation in Kabul and Washington DC released Afghanistan in 2012: A Survey of the Afghan People, its eighth annual survey of Afghan citizens across all 34 provinces. In June, a team of Afghan...

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List Thumb A Surveying Afghanistan in 2012 In June 2012 a team of Afghan pollsters—both men and women—fanned out across the country, often traveling long distances in difficult conditions, to gather first-hand opinions from nearly 6,300 Afghan citizens in...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Celebrates International Literacy Day 2012 The Asia Foundation marked International Literacy Day with story writing contests, teacher training workshops, book donations, and more in 12 countries. The events took place in capital cities as well as some of the most...

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List Thumb A South Asia Women Parliamentarians Take Lead In July 2012 the South Asia Women Parliamentarians Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, attracted 130 MPs from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere. Women gathered with a goal of creating a...

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List Thumb A The Lotus Circle 2012 The Lotus Circle is a community of committed individuals working together to empower girls and women across Asia through The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. For more than half a century, The Asia Foundation has...

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List Thumb A 2012 Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon On June 7, 2012, at the second annual Lotus Leadership Awards Luncheon in New York, The Asia Foundation and The Lotus Circle honored a decade-long partnership with the National Geographic Society to improve the lives of girls...

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List Thumb A Sakena Yacoobi: The Power of Girls' Education Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, and recipient of the 2012 Lotus Leadership Award for her critical contributions to the education and health of Afghan women and children. Professor Yacoobi is a...

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List Thumb A Keep Educating Afghanistan's Girls Afghan women and girls have fought hard to achieve advances in education, political participation, and economic independence. Now, a decade after Taliban rule kept girls home, nearly 3 million girls attend school, compared to...

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List Thumb A National Geographic Honored at Lotus Awards for Work in Afghanistan On June 7, 2012, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle honor a decade-long partnership with the National Geographic Society working to improve the lives of girls in Afghanistan through education. The partnership began in...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Event Honors Publishers and Supporters in New York On March 29, 2012, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia honored its partners at The Power of a Book reception in New York. Publishers, donors, Asian government representatives, and executives from the philanthropy, education,...

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List Thumb A Kabul ER: The Power of a Book In Afghanistan, physicians at training hospitals across the country struggle to update their skills and provide adequate care to patients because of a lack of equipment, materials, and up-to-date medical texts and reference...

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List Thumb A Advancing Women in Asia The phrase "gender equality as smart economics" has become the mantra of such women leaders as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet. While some of Asia's economies are booming,...

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List Thumb A Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People - Washington DC Launch On November 15, The Asia Foundation released findings from Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People -- the broadest public opinion poll in the country. Conducted by The Asia Foundation's office in Afghanistan, the...

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List Thumb A 2011 Survey of the Afghan People- Kabul Launch On November 15, The Asia Foundation released findings from "Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People"-- the broadest and most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country covering all 34 provinces. Candid,...

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List Thumb A 2011 Survey of the Afghan People- Washington, DC and New York Launches On November 15, The Asia Foundation released findings from "Afghanistan in 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People" – the broadest and most comprehensive public opinion poll in the country covering all 34 provinces. Candid,...

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List Thumb A Polling Afghan Citizens for 2011 Survey The Asia Foundation interviewed 6,348 adult Afghans, across all 34 provinces of Afghanistan in face-to-face interviews for the 2011 Survey of the Afghan People, the broadest, most comprehensive public opinion poll in the...

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List Thumb A Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan For the past ten years, The Asia Foundation has been supporting Afghanistan's efforts to achieve lasting peace. Through supporting and facilitating regional meetings between religious, community, and civil society leaders, the...

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List Thumb A Six Days in Afghanistan Janet Ketcham, founder of the Janet W. Ketcham Foundation, long-time supporter of The Asia Foundation's work in Afghanistan, and Lotus Circle member, presented Six Days in Afghanistan - a slideshow of personal photographs and...

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List Thumb A Afghanistan in Focus: Living Through War What does daily life look like for the average person living in Afghanistan? While the people of Afghanistan face continued threats to their collective peace and security, many Afghans remain optimistic regarding their...

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List Thumb A Afghanistan's Literacy Challenge In recent years, Afghanistan's battered education system has seen some progress - including more schools for boys and girls, and better access to critical resources such as books and classroom equipment. Yet, the nation's...

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List Thumb A Tell Her She Can - Afghanistan Girls' Education Matching Grant Help us Tell Her She Can by making a contribution to the Afghanistan Girls' Education Matching Grant. Now through June 30, the National Geographic Afghan Children's Fund will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $40,000.

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List Thumb A Moving from Theory to Practice on Political Approaches to Development Case Studies from Afghanistan, Nepal and the Philippines provide the basis for a discussion on the elements of a political economy approach to development, including going beyond analyses of the political context to...

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List Thumb A Asia's Fragile Corners Conflict and fragile governance present enormous challenges for development and security in Asia. In places where violence is widespread and government ceases to function, the pace of development falls dramatically and...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Celebrates International Literacy Day Across Asia In celebration of International Literacy Day 2011, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program held events across Asia, including a book stamping in Afghanistan; drawing and reading competitions and student performances in...

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List Thumb A Empowering the Women of Asia In recent decades, Asia has experienced transformative economic growth and reform, and women have made significant advances in gender equity, political participation, and personal security. The Philippines ranks 9th among...

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List Thumb A Trends in Afghan Public Opinion 2009 George Varughese of The Asia Foundation discusses the complexities of life in Afghanistan. His commentary is punctuated by highlights from the Foundation's Survey of the Afghan People 2009, the fifth survey of the Afghan...

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