A report released in 2013 by The Asia Foundation finds that subnational conflict is now the most deadly, widespread, and enduring form of violent conflict in Asia, affecting more than 131 million people. The report – The Contested Corners of Asia – challenges the aid community to re-think assumptions on how aid contributes to peace and finds mainstream development assistant models not suited for subnational conflict areas.
Check out our online data visualization tool, The Contested Corners of Asia: A Visual Companion below.
Listen to audio from the event Subnational Conflicts in Asia: Can Foreign Aid Help, held on June 17th at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.
This study has been co-financed by the State and Peacebuilding Fund (SPF) of the World Bank, and UK Aid from the UK Government.
The Asia Foundation has a long history of programs in conflict-affected and fragile regions of Asia, including in Afghanistan, Mindanao (Philippines), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Aceh (Indonesia), Southern Thailand, and Timor-Leste. The Foundation's long-term presence and extensive networks with local leaders, government, and organizations, allows international staff to interact with key actors and support programs in highly challenging and sensitive environments.