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List Thumb A Asia Foundation Development Fellows in Philippines and Singapore On April 3-13, The Asia Foundation hosted the inaugural class of The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia's Future program in Singapore and the Philippines. The 10 fellows – an accomplished...

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List Thumb A Barangay Elections in the Philippines Test Security Five months after the May, 2013 mid-term national and local elections in the Philippines, nearly 54 million citizens headed to the polls on October 28 to elect their new barangay chairpersons and councilors. In the...

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List Thumb A Relief Efforts in Zamboanga City Two weeks after violent fighting between soldiers and Muslim rebels in southern Philippines broke out, an estimated 100,000 local residents have been displaced, and are now in evacuation centers in Zamboanga City, with the UN...

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List Thumb A Picturing: Turn Down the Heat The World Bank’s second “Turn Down the Heat” report warns of dramatic changes that will occur in the world’s poorest countries if the Earth’s temperature rises 2-4°C above pre-industrial ...

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List Thumb A Philippines Rocks for Fully Abled Nation Over a thousand fans and more than 200 persons with disabilities (PWDs) came together in Eastwood City in Metro Manila for a free concert to encourage and inspire PWDs to vote in the May 2013 midterm elections in the...

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List Thumb A Access to Trade and Growth of Women's SMEs in APEC Developing Economies To find out what is holding back women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, The Asia Foundation, The Department of State, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation present the new study: Access to Trade and Growth of Women's...

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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 Dynamics of Gender and Conflict in Mindanao On April 26, 2012, The Asia Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the dynamics of gender and conflict in Mindanao. Panelists discussed findings from a newly-released field study of Mindanao that documents challenges and...

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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 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 The Evolving Nature of Asian Regional Architecture: Views from the Philippines As part of its Asian Perspective Series, on November 8, 2011, The Asia Foundation presented "The Evolving Nature of Asian Regional Architecture: Views from ASEAN." As a gradual emergence in Asia of multilateral architecture...

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List Thumb A Innovations in Strengthening Local Economic Governance in Asia On May 25, 2011, The Asia Foundation released a new book: Innovations in Strengthening Local Economic Governance in Asia. The Asia Foundation's approach to economic reform in Asia utilizes a range of distinctive strategies,...

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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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