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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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List Thumb A Timeline: Disaster Management and Climate Change Photographer Conor Ashleigh recently worked with The Asia Foundation in Bangladesh, a nation extremely vulnerable to climate change.

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List Thumb A Supporting Business to Build Community Resilience to Disaster Community resilience depends greatly on the ability of the private sector—particularly small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) —to bounce back, re-establish production, and continue to provide employment to...

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List Thumb A Improving Access to Information on Waste Management in Mongolia More than half of the 1.2 million residents of Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, live in the city's sprawling ger areas, and the majority of residents lack access to basic public services such as water, sewage systems,...

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List Thumb A Improving Water Quality in Laos Clean rivers in Laos are critically important to the well-being of local communities and to the country’s national development. Nearly 80 percent of the population of this landlocked Southeast Asian nation depends on...

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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 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 The Asia Foundation's Environment Programs The Asia Foundation's Environment programs support Asian initiatives to ensure the sustainability of the natural environment and resources as fundamental to Asia's development and future well-being. The Asia Foundation works...

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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 Engaging Stakeholders for Environmental Conservation in Mongolia As Mongolia seeks to expand its mining industry, key questions arise regarding natural resource use in a country that still maintains a strong nomadic culture with close ties to the land. Since 2006, The Asia Foundation in...

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List Thumb A Thailand's Flood Disaster After being hit by the worst flooding in half a century, Thailand and its residents are on the long road to recovery. Waters submerged one-third of the country, left nearly 700 dead, and caused millions in economic damage and...

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List Thumb A Cleaning up Nepal's Kathmandu Valley Garbage left in streets and along riverbanks is a significant problem in Nepal and poses extreme health hazards to residents. Exasperated by this unsanitary "free disposal" system of waste, in 1992, 16 bold women from the...

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List Thumb A Improving Water Quality in Laos In many ways, Laos, one of Southeast Asia's most remote countries, is at the epicenter of regional debate over water and environmental sustainability. More than 85 percent of land in Laos lies within the Mekong River Basin,...

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List Thumb A Saving Cambodia's Natural Resources Despite a growing manufacturing sector, roughly 92 percent of poor Cambodians still live in rural areas and depend on rapidly depleting natural resources like land, fish, forests and clean rivers for their livelihoods. Access...

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List Thumb A Improving Livelihoods: Public-Private Dialogues in Cambodia Despite a growing manufacturing sector, roughly 92 percent of poor Cambodians still live in rural areas and depend on rapidly depleting natural resources like land, fish, forests and clean rivers for their livelihoods. Access...

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List Thumb A Going Green: An Observation Tour for Young Environmentalists from Vietnam In April 2010, The Asia Foundation, in collaboration with Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Vietnam Institute for Education Sciences, sponsored an observation tour for a delegation of young environmentalists from Vietnam to...

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List Thumb A Local Partnerships, Global Vision: The Asia Foundation's Strategy in Sri Lanka Local Partnerships, Global Vision: The Asia Foundation's Strategy in Sri Lanka A short film describing The Asia Foundation's work on environmental issues in Sri Lanka.

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Environment Program The Asia Foundation's Environment Program The Asia Foundation works with local partners to improve environmental stewardship, economic development, and human health in Asia. By encouraging public participation in...

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List Thumb A Securing Our Future: Environmental Security in Mongolia Amongst Asian countries, Mongolia ranks as one of the richest in terms of volume and variety of undeveloped mineral resources. The Foundation's Securing Our Future program focuses on building constructive public, private, and...

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