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Strategic Uses of Data for Urban Development in Asian Cities (1699 KB)

This paper examines two trends affecting Asia’s development: rapid urbanization and the spread of technology. For actors seeking to improve the quality of urban lives, a key nexus between these trends is the increasing number of...

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11/25/2014 Report
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Mindanao (2694 KB)

Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, suffers from poor infrastructure, poverty, and violence that has claimed more than 120,000 lives in the last four decades. The violence and rebellion derive from Christian migration to the region,...

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11/21/2014 Program Profile
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Announcement of Research Opportunity in China (62 KB)

An announcement of a competitive grant for a research period of approximately five months in China to an assistant professor on the tenure track at an American university. To apply, please see the application...

11/19/2014 Handout
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Research Opportunity in China Application (215 KB)

The Asia Foundation will award a competitive grant for a research period of approximately five months in China to an assistant professor on the tenure track at an American university. For more information, please see the MORE

11/19/2014 Handout
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Aiding Institutional Reform in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Philippines on what works, what doesn't and why, David Booth (1380 KB)

This paper examines two completed reform programs by the Foundation, one concerning the formalization of residential land rights, and the other taxation and public health. Written by David Booth, research fellow at Overseas Development...

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11/19/2014 Report
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People (5837 KB)

Findings from The Asia Foundation's tenth survey in Afghanistan - the broadest public opinion poll in the country, surveying 9,271 Afghan citizens across all 34 provinces.

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11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - Infographic (1036 KB)

An infographic highlighting some of the findings from Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - Executive Summary (197 KB)

Executive Summary of Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - Executive Summary (Dari) (1020 KB)

Dari translation of the Executive Summary of Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - Executive Summary (Pashto) (1214 KB)

Pashto translation of the Executive Summary of Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - FAQ (151 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions about Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - Press Release (Pashto) (198 KB)

Pashto translation of the press release for Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Press Release
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - Press Release (Dari) (143 KB)

Dari translation of the press release for Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Press Release
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - Frequently Asked Questions (Dari) (289 KB)

Dari translation of frequently asked questions about Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People - FAQ (Pashto) (286 KB)

Pashto translation of frequently asked questions about Afghanistan in 2014: A Survey of the Afghan People.

11/18/2014 Survey
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Afghanistan (11x17) (2062 KB)

An overview of The Asia Foundation's Afghanistan program.

11/14/2014 Program Profile
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Afghanistan (2072 KB)

An overview of The Asia Foundation's Afghanistan program.

11/14/2014 Program Profile
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Reflections on Law No. 3/2009: Community Leadership and their Election (Phase II) (4582 KB)

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11/13/2014 Report
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Reflections on Law No. 3/2009: Community Leadership and their Election (Phase II) - Tetun (4543 KB)

This report presents the findings of the second phase reasearch conducted by a joint team of researchers from the Ministry for State Administration (MAE) and The Asia Foundation (the Foundation). The purpose of this research was to consider...

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11/13/2014 Report
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Nepal (1236 KB)

Peace and stability in Nepal remain fragile despite fresh constituent assembly elections and the promise of a progressive constitutional framework. Programs that lay the foundations for an equitable restructuring of the Nepali state, improved...

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11/11/2014 Program Profile
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Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP V) [Mongolian] (10077 KB)

(In Mongolian)

The Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP) is an integral part of the USAID-funded Strengthening Transparency and Governance in Mongolia (STAGE) program implemented by The Asia Foundation. Since...

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10/31/2014 Survey
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Mobile Phones in Cambodia 2014, Kimchhoy Phong and Javier Solá (1867 KB)

This study has been undertaken with the aim of developing an understanding of the knowledge, attitude and practices of phone users in relation to Khmer language typing, writing and searching habits, as well as the motivating factors in the use...

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10/31/2014 Report
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Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP V) (10532 KB)

The Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP) is an integral part of the USAID-funded Strengthening Transparency and Governance in Mongolia (STAGE) program implemented by The Asia Foundation. Since December 2012, the STOPP survey...

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10/30/2014 Survey
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Books for Asia Bangladesh (990 KB)

The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program is the only regular book donation program in Bangladesh, and has provided more than 2 million books since the country's independence in 1971. Books for Asia donates more than 50,000 new books...

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10/23/2014 Program Profile
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Administering the State in Myanmar (2184 KB)

Basic administration in Myanmar is provided by the General Administration Department (GAD) of the Ministry of Home Affairs. GAD administrators manage subnational administrative structures stretching from states and regions down to districts,...

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10/23/2014 Report
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Administering the State in Myanmar (Burmese) (1934 KB)

(In Burmese)
Basic administration in Myanmar is provided by the General Administration Department (GAD) of the Ministry of Home Affairs. GAD administrators manage subnational administrative structures stretching from states and...

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10/23/2014 Report
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Books for Asia Pakistan (2323 KB)

The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program envisions a world where every student has access to books that inspire them to develop to their full potential and where every community leader has access to up-to-date information to inform his or...

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10/21/2014 Program Profile
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2014 National High School Examination: A Snap Poll in Cambodia (2166 KB)

Following the July 2013 election, the newly formed government led by the ruling CPP promised a raft of new reforms. In one such reform effort, the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS) increased the monitoring of the annual national...

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10/08/2014 Survey
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Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program (1052 KB)

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia's critical development...

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10/07/2014 Program Profile
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Public Financial Management in Myanmar (3725 KB)

Observations from training needs assessment and pilot trainings conducted by The Asia Foundation, VNG International, and Myanmar Development Resource Institute's Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD).

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10/07/2014 Program Profile
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Asia Foundation Development Fellows Instructions and Guidelines (80 KB)

Instructions and guidelines for applying to the Asia Foundation Development Fellows program.

10/03/2014 Handout
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Labour Migration for Employment - A Status Report for Nepal: 2013/2014 (2381 KB)

This report reflects efforts to capture the trends in labour migration from Nepal, identify the structural gaps and suggests ways to move forward for the Government and stakeholders. Although various government agencies have maintained and...

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09/30/2014 Report
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Economic Development (11x17) (3684 KB)

Supporting Asian Initiatives for Broad-Based Economic Growth

This informational handout highlights the Economic Development program's three core areas of focus – Business Environments for Private Sector Growth,...

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09/16/2014 Program Profile
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Economic Development (3697 KB)

Supporting Asian Initiatives for Broad-Based Economic Growth

This informational handout highlights the Economic Development program's three core areas of focus – Business Environments for Private Sector Growth,...

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09/16/2014 Program Profile
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Catalyzing Subnational Development in Myanmar, Kyosuke Inada (2886 KB)

Balancing Local Preferences with National and Sector Policy

Since assuming power in April 2011, the Thein Sein government has begun to implement a wide range of reform initiatives. Central to these are decentralization and...

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09/16/2014 Report
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Catalyzing Subnational Development in Myanmar (Burmese), Kyosuke Inada (2731 KB)

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Balancing Local Preferences with National and Sector Policy

Since assuming power in April 2011, the Thein Sein government has begun to implement a wide range of reform initiatives. Central to...

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09/16/2014 Report
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Local Leadership of Community Policing Practices in Timor-Leste (English) (6148 KB)

Produced in partnership between The Asia Foundation and Fundasaun Mahein1, the following study seeks to boost the profile of community policing in Timor-Leste through the analysis of three distinct examples of local leadership of innovative...

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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Local Leadership of Community Policing Practices in Timor-Leste (Tetum) (6257 KB)

(In Tetum)

Produced in partnership between The Asia Foundation and Fundasaun Mahein1, the following study seeks to boost the profile of community policing in Timor-Leste through the analysis of three distinct examples of local...

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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A Survey of Community Policing Practices in Timor-Leste (8272 KB)

The evolution of the PNTL since the 2008 survey spans many areas of the administrative and operational structure of the institution. In particular, the move by the PNTL toward a model of policing which reflect the community-centered nature of...

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09/05/2014 Survey
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A Survey of Community Policing Practices in Timor-Leste (Tetum) (7738 KB)

(In Tetum)

This survey aims to capture the perceptions of citizens and the police towards security and their roles in working together to maintain safe and secure communities. The survey is designed track progress since the...

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09/05/2014 Survey
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A Survey of Community Policing Practices in Timor-Leste - Survey Brief (English) (1575 KB)

This survey aims to capture the perceptions of citizens and the police towards security and their roles in working together to maintain safe and secure communities. The survey is designed track progress since the 2008 research and to gauge...

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09/05/2014 Survey
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A Survey of Community Policing Practices in Timor-Leste - Survey Brief (Tetum) (1579 KB)

(In Tetum)

This survey aims to capture the perceptions of citizens and the police towards security and their roles in working together to maintain safe and secure communities. The survey is designed track progress since the...

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09/05/2014 Survey
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In Focus: Security Situation (English) (471 KB)

Citizens and the PNTL all agree that the security has improved in their area compared to one year ago. Rates of insecurity remain high, but have fallen for the first year since 2001.

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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In Focus: Security Situation (Tetum) (471 KB)

(In Tetum)

Citizens and the PNTL all agree that the security has improved in their area compared to one year ago. Rates of insecurity remain high, but have fallen for the first year since 2001.

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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In Focus: Justice seeking behavior (English) (4100 KB)

There is an increase in the use of community mediation by the PNTL and a reduction in the use of formal justice measures. However, despite the high levels of crimes experienced, well under half of all respondents reported them to the...

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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In Focus: Justice seeking behavior (Tetum) (5463 KB)

(In Tetum)

There is an increase in the use of community mediation by the PNTL and a reduction in the use of formal justice measures. However, despite the high levels of crimes experienced, well under half of all respondents...

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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In Focus: Community-Police Cooperation (English) (902 KB)

Community Leaders are engaging with community members and the PNTL to resolve community security issues. However, over half of PNTL officers have not had any formal community police training.

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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In Focus: Community-Police Cooperation (Tetum) (652 KB)

(In Tetum)

Community Leaders are engaging with community members and the PNTL to resolve community security issues. However, over half of PNTL officers have not had any formal community police training.

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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In Focus: PNTL Background & Performance (English) (3326 KB)

Perceptions of PNTL performance have improved both amongst general public, community leader and PNTL respondents. Despite improvements, the greatest hindrance to better PNTL performance are staffing levels and the availability of communication...

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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In Focus: PNTL Background & Performance (Tetum) (2889 KB)

(In Tetum)

Perceptions of PNTL performance have improved both amongst general public, community leader and PNTL respondents. Despite improvements, the greatest hindrance to better PNTL performance are staffing levels and the...

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09/05/2014 Analysis
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Ethnic Conflict and Social Services in Myanmar’s Contested Regions (Burmese) (3659 KB)

(In Burmese)

With development aid commitments on the rise, Myanmar has the potential to greatly strengthen the delivery of health, education, and other social services. However, while it is established practice for aid ...

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09/02/2014 Report
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Updates from Washington, DC: Summer 2014 (1199 KB)

In this issue: Myanmar, Afghanistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Mongolia.

08/31/2014 Brochure
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Citizens' Access to Information in South Asia (3491 KB)

A number of countries in South Asia have enacted Right to Information (RTI) legislation guaranteeing citizens the right to access information from their governments. While there have been a number of efforts to promote the sharing of knowledge...

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08/27/2014 Analysis
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Economic Empowerment for Women in Asia (1984 KB)

Women's economic empowerment is widely recognized as a key driver of national and regional poverty alleviation and job creation. However, women-run businesses are constrained by a set of institutional and cultural barriers. The UN has...

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08/21/2014 Handout
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FY2013 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax - Form 990 & 990T (1788 KB)

The Asia Foundation's 990 & 990T form for fiscal year 2013.

08/15/2014 Miscellaneous
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The Asia Foundation Celebrates 60 Years in Pakistan (15048 KB)

Since 1954, The Asia Foundation has remained committed to Pakistan's development, providing continuous support throughout the country's varied history. This booklet describes the breadth of the Foundation's evolving assistance to Pakistan...

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08/11/2014 Program Profile
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Electoral Reform and the Consolidation of Democracy in Cambodia, Tim Meisburger (5265 KB)

Following the national elections on July 28, 2013 the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) rejected the results, claiming widespread irregularities in the election process. The CNRP has since said it would not take its seats in National...

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07/22/2014 Analysis
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Laos (2889 KB)

The Asia Foundation has a long history in Laos. It established its first office in 1958, then managed programs in Laos out of its Thailand office for two decades starting in 1989, and re-established its office in Laos in 2009. The Foundation's...

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07/07/2014 Program Profile
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Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP IV) (7425 KB)

The Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP) is an integral part of the USAID-funded Strengthening Transparency and Governance in Mongolia (STAGE) program implemented by The Asia Foundation. Since December 2012, the STOPP survey has...

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07/07/2014 Survey
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Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP IV) [Mongolian] (7655 KB)

(In Mongolian)

The Study of Private Perceptions of Corruption (STOPP) is an integral part of the USAID-funded Strengthening Transparency and Governance in Mongolia (STAGE) program implemented by The Asia Foundation. Since...

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07/07/2014 Survey
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Consulting Services for the Feasibility Study of the Bohol Water and Sanitation Project -- Bid Bulletin No. 5 (99 KB)

Fifth in a series of informational bulletins designed to clarify and/or amend pertinent provisions of the bidding documents, as well as other related matters.

07/02/2014 Miscellaneous
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Timor-Leste Public Opinion Poll March-May 2014 (547 KB)

From March-May 2014, The Asia Foundation in partnership with NGO Belun, conducted its third nationwide opinion poll, interviewing 820 adults across all 13 districts of Timor-Leste. Respondents were selected at random - regardless of status...

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07/01/2014 Survey
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Timor-Leste Public Opinion Poll March-May 2014 (Tetum) (477 KB)

(In Tetum)

From March-May 2014, The Asia Foundation in partnership with NGO Belun, conducted its third nationwide opinion poll, interviewing 820 adults across all 13 districts of Timor-Leste. Respondents were selected at...

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07/01/2014 Survey
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Fiscal Decentralization in Myanmar: Towards a Roadmap for Reform, Hamish Nixon and Cindy Joelene (2262 KB)

The Myanmar Development Resource Institute's Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI‐CESD) and The Asia Foundation are pleased to present this fifth volume in the MORE

07/01/2014 Report
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Merali University Scholarship Program (1254 KB)

In October 2011, The Asia Foundation, with support from the Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation, launched a five-year project to enable 100 women to pursue undergraduate studies at three prestigious colleges and universities in Vietnam. Generous...

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06/18/2014 Program Profile
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Merali University Scholarship Program (11"x17") (1246 KB)

In October 2011, The Asia Foundation, with support from the Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation, launched a five-year project to enable 100 women to pursue undergraduate studies at three prestigious colleges and universities in Vietnam. Generous...

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06/18/2014 Program Profile
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Secondary Scholarship Program for Disadvantaged Girls (2478 KB)

The Asia Foundation's Secondary Scholarship Program for Disadvantaged Girls was established in 2004 to provide low-income families in Vietnam with the means to send their daughters to secondary school. Over 1,000 girls have participated in the...

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06/18/2014 Program Profile
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Secondary Scholarship Program for Disadvantaged Girls (11"x17") (2478 KB)

The Asia Foundation's Secondary Scholarship Program for Disadvantaged Girls was established in 2004 to provide low-income families in Vietnam with the means to send their daughters to secondary school. Over 1,000 girls have participated in the...

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06/18/2014 Program Profile
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Ethnic Conflict and Social Services in Myanmar's Contested Regions, Kim Jolliffe (4599 KB)

With development aid commitments on the rise, Myanmar has the potential to greatly strengthen the delivery of health, education, and other social services. However, while it is established practice for aid agencies to back state-led...

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06/17/2014 Report
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Regional Economic Cooperation Forum: Making AEC Work for SMEs (4662 KB)

In recognition of the contribution of SMEs to economic development upon the upcoming AEC in 2015, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), in partnership with The Asia Foundation held a one-day Regional Economic Cooperation Forum on...

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06/16/2014 Report
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Natural Resources and Subnational Governments in Myanmar: Key considerations for wealth sharing, Thet Aung Lynn and Mari Oye (2724 KB)

The Myanmar Development Resource Institute's Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) and The Asia Foundation are pleased to present this fourth volume in the MORE

06/15/2014 Analysis
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Natural Resources and Subnational Governments in Myanmar: Key considerations for wealth sharing (Burmese), Thet Aung Lynn and Mari Oye (2997 KB)

(In Burmese)

The Myanmar Development Resource Institute's Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) and The Asia Foundation are pleased to present this fourth volume in the MORE

06/15/2014 Analysis
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Women's Participation in the Subnational Governance of Myanmar, Paul Minoletti (1446 KB)

The Myanmar Development Resource Institute's Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) and The Asia Foundation are pleased to present this third volume in the MORE

06/13/2014 Analysis
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Women's Participation in the Subnational Governance of Myanmar (Burmese), Paul Minoletti (1644 KB)

(In Burmese)

The Myanmar Development Resource Institute's Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) and The Asia Foundation are pleased to present this third volume in the MORE

06/13/2014 Analysis
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Survey on Perceptions & Knowledge of Corruption (SPEAK IV) (1472 KB)

STAGE, the USAID-funded Strengthening Transparency and Governance in Mongolia project, is back with the fourth installment of the semi-annual Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of Corruption (SPEAK). The Asia Foundation implements...

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06/12/2014 Survey
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