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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Transparency & Accountability Corruption is deeply entrenched in many Asian countries and continues to erode public trust in democratic processes and in public institutions. Accountable governance institutions are essential to sustainable growth in Asia,...

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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 State and Region Governments in Myanmar On October 23, 2013, The Asia Foundation hosted a presentation of the major findings from a new study on subnational governance, entitled "State and Region Governments in Myanmar." Authors of the study, Dr. Matthew Arnold, a...

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List Thumb A Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities for 20 Years in Mongolia The Asia Foundation Mongolia is marking its 20th anniversary in Mongolia this year. As one of the first NGOs to be invited to Mongolia, the Foundation began implementing programs in 1990, formally opening its office in 1993....

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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 Democracy - Perspectives of Mongolian Citizens The video "Democracy- Perspectives of Mongolian Citizens" has been prepared for Mongolia's Presidency of the Community of Democracies (CD) on the occasion of the 7th Ministerial CDConference, which will take place from April...

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List Thumb A Thai Forensic Science 101: A Cartoon Overview for Laypersons The Asia Foundation has been privileged to cooperate with a combination or government, academic, civil society, and media partners to enhance the capacity of forensic professional in Thailand, strengthen the legal and...

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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 Community-Based Policing in Bangladesh (Bangla version) Public security in Bangladesh has deteriorated in recent years, with increases in robbery, extortion, assault and intimidation, violence against women, political conflict, and extremist violence. At the community level, a...

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List Thumb A Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at The Asia Foundation - September 28, 2012 On Friday, September 28, The Asia Foundation hosted Nobel laureate, democracy icon, and elected parliamentarian of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, for an invitation-only event in San Francisco. This marked her first public...

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List Thumb A Imam Abdul Matin: A Leader of Influence Meet Imam Abdul Matin. He's one of over 21,000 participants who have taken part in The Asia Foundation's Leaders of Influence (LOI) program since 2007. Designed with the knowledge that community and civil society leaders are...

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List Thumb A Community-Based Policing in Bangladesh Public security in Bangladesh has deteriorated in recent years, with increases in robbery, extortion, assault and intimidation, violence against women, political conflict, and extremist violence. At the community level, a...

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List Thumb A Batticaloa: Rebuilding in Sri Lanka Takes Shape The Asia Foundation has played a key role in Sri Lanka’s post-war recovery by focusing efforts on some of the hardest hit areas of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Since the war in the East ended before the war in the...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation in China China's economic transformation presents challenges both for the country's rapidly changing society and for the government, which has undertaken reforms to promote the rule of law, curb pollution, and encourage more...

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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 Community Mediation in Sri Lanka For most Sri Lankans, resolving disputes through the nation's beleaguered formal courts is not an option. Despite efforts to improve efficiency, courts are weighed down by excessive case loads and limited capacity, and high...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation in Indonesia For nearly six decades, The Asia Foundation has worked with Indonesian partners to help consolidate democracy, strengthen civil society, promote economic growth, and improve government services in Indonesia. The Foundation and...

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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 Thai Hill Tribes: The work of IMPECT in northern Thailand Through awareness and education, IMPECT is empowering the ethnically diverse hill tribe women of Northern Thailand to become leaders of their local communities and governments.

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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 Supporting Stronger Anti-Trafficking Legislation in Mongolia Mongolia is now recognized as a source and destination country for victims of human trafficking. In its latest "Trafficking in Persons Report", the US State Department recommends that Mongolia pass more specific laws providing...

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List Thumb A Human Trafficking in Asia Research indicates that human trafficking today is among the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. According to the US Department of State's most recent Trafficking in Persons Report, an estimated 800000 men,...

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List Thumb A Barriers to Growth: Local Economic Governance in Bangladesh The world's most densely populated country is undergoing rapid urbanization and population growth. The Asia Foundation is helping businesses and local governments in Bangladesh work together to pave the way for improved...

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List Thumb A Local Governance in Nepal Asia Foundation Country Representative George Varughese discusses issues affecting local governance in post-conflict Nepal.

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List Thumb A Community Policing in Timor-Leste Through the 18-month, USAID-funded pilot project Conflict Mitigation through Community-Oriented Policing (CMCOP), The Asia Foundation is playing a significant role in supporting both the police and Timorese communities to...

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List Thumb A Leaders of Influence: The Role of Religious and Community Leaders in Asia's Development In March 2010, USAID and The Asia Foundation co-hosted the Regional Conference on the Role of Religious and Community Leaders in Advancing Development in Asia. The conference provided a forum where over 70 religious and...

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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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List Thumb A Culture Shock: A Project of The Asia Foundation in Thailand Each year in Thailand, many graduates of the Pondok schools, private Islamic religious schools in the southern regions, have the opportunity to continue their studies at esteemed universities in Bangkok. But once they arrive,...

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List Thumb A Pondok Reform A look at The Asia Foundation's work in helping Islamic private schools develop a curriculum.

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List Thumb A Life in Southern Thailand See what daily life is like for people from different walks of life in Southern Thailand; includng an Imam, student, private-school teacher, and a gardner.

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List Thumb A Antenna Foundation, Nepal: Tracking the Constituent Assembly Election Antenna Foundation Nepal (AFN) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to the development of public service broadcasting in Nepal.

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List Thumb A Nepal in Focus Sights and sounds of Nepal.

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List Thumb A Portraits of Leadership: Women Changing the Face of Asia Mohna Ansari, the first Muslim female attorney in Nepal; Dr. Sohn Bong-Scuk, a member of the Korean National Assembly; and Huang Shumei, leader of Legal Service Center of the Guangdong Women's Federation in China.

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List Thumb A Leaders of Influence Through intensive, three-day workshops, the program connects Bangladeshi religious and secular leaders with NGOs working on education, public health, agriculture, fisheries, governance, human rights, anti-trafficking, and...

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