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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Young Lotus Circle Gathers in New York for 3rd Annual Soiree The Asia Foundation and the Young Lotus Circle, a diverse group of young professionals who support The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program, held an event in New York City on April 2, 2015 to raise funds to improve...

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List Thumb A 2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellows in Nepal and Singapore On March 5-15, The Asia Foundation hosted the 2015 class of the Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia's Future program in Singapore and Nepal. The 12 Fellows – a dynamic and inspirational...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation and Korea Development Institute: Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation The contemporary aid landscape is changing dramatically and Asian donors are playing an increasingly larger role in aid delivery. Against this backdrop, and following on the 2011-2014 collaboration between The Asia Foundation...

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List Thumb A Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society After decades of military rule and isolation, people are hopeful about Myanmar's future and recent transition to democracy, but their optimism is tempered by the challenges that remain, according to a survey released in...

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List Thumb A Commemorating 60 Years of Addressing Critical Issues in Korea On November 6, The Asia Foundation marked its 60th anniversary with a special day-long event and gala as part of the Foundation's year-long, global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia today. Hosted by Chairman of...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues Facing Asia: Marking 60 Years Much has changed in Asia and the world since the founding of The Asia Foundation in 1954. Guided by a vision for a peaceful, just and thriving Asia, we are marking our 60th anniversary with a year-long global conversation on...

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List Thumb A 2014 Asia Foundation Development Forum On September 18, The Asia Foundation hosted its "2014 Asia Foundation Development Forum: Challenges and Voices for Asia's Future," a unique opportunity in San Francisco to learn from leading development practitioners and...

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List Thumb A 60th Anniversary Gala The Asia Foundation commemorated six decades of improving lives and expanding opportunities during a gala fundraising dinner. Leaders and philanthropists recognized the Foundation's creation of a more peaceful, just, and...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Climate Change & Water Resource Management Images of the major rivers of Asia – including the mighty Mekong that snakes through Southeast Asia and the Ganges and other revered rivers that bisect the subcontinent – might seem at odds with the sobering fact...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts Subnational conflicts are the most deadly, widespread, and enduring violent conflicts in Asia. Recent studies by The Asia Foundation indicate that more people have died in the region's 26 subnational conflicts than in...

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List Thumb A The Estée Lauder Companies and The Asia Foundation On June 18, 2014, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored The Estée Lauder Companies at the fourth annual Lotus...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Poverty and Income Inequality Despite the region's dramatic growth, income inequality across much of Asia is rising, and poverty remains a stubborn issue to overcome. Some 700 million people across the region live on less than $1 a day. In response,...

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List Thumb A 2014 Lotus Leadership Awards On June 18, 2014, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, PEKKA Founder Nani...

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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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