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Volunteer for LankaCorps Flyer (2239 KB)

LankaCorps is a new and unique volunteer program for young North American professionals of Sri Lankan heritage who want to contribute to this dynamic, multi-ethnic nation. Apply for a fellowship and help contribute to the island's long-term...

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07/01/2015 Brochure
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LankaCorps (956 KB)

LankaCorps is a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan heritage to professionally engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities in Sri Lanka. The program aims to foster the involvement and understanding of young...

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07/01/2015 Program Profile
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Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of Corruption (SPEAK) (8860 KB)

Strengthening Transparency in Mongolia Project

In April 2015, The Asia Foundation, in collaboration with Sant-Maral Foundation, conducted its sixteenth Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of Corruption (SPEAK) in Mongolia, a...

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06/23/2015 Survey
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Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of Corruption (SPEAK) [Mongolian] (3973 KB)

[In Mongolian]

Strengthening Transparency in Mongolia Project

In April 2015, The Asia Foundation, in collaboration with Sant-Maral Foundation, conducted its sixteenth Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of...

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06/23/2015 Survey
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Coalitions for Change (252 KB)

The Coalitions for Change (CfC) is a centerpiece program of the partnership between the Australian Embassy and The Asia Foundation in the Philippines. CfC hopes to effect policy reforms that will improve lives and promote prosperity...

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06/17/2015 Program Profile
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Issue Brief 1: Status and Implementation of Transboundary River Agreements on the Kosi and Sharda Rivers in India (318 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 2: Opening Up Access to Information on Transboundary Rivers in India (259 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 3: Utilizing RTI to Access Information on Transboundary Rivers in India (297 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 1: Status and Implementation of Transboundary River Agreements on the Ganges in Bangladesh (586 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 2: Opening up Access to Information on Transboundary Rivers in Bangladesh (226 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 3: Utilizing RTI to Access Information on Transboundary Rivers in Bangladesh (225 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 1: Status and Implementation of Transboundary River Agreements on the Kosi River in Nepal (248 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 2: Opening up Access to Information on Transboundary Rivers in Nepal (247 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Issue Brief 3: Utilizing RTI to Access Information on the Kosi River in Nepal (255 KB)

In June 2013, the Asia Foundation (TAF), with support from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and civil society organizations in Bangladesh, India and Nepal initiated a project to...

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06/15/2015 Report
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Building Climate Resilience in Bangladesh (5986 KB)

Bangladesh is one of the world's most vulnerable countries to natural disasters and climate change. The country encompasses the planet's largest delta, sitting at the mouth of three major rivers: Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. The country,...

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06/10/2015 Handout
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A2ELP Participant Profiles (878 KB)
05/18/2015 Miscellaneous
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Public Land Disputes In Vietnam: A Multi-Actor Analysis of Five Case Studies With an East Asian Comparative (4036 KB)

Vietnam is facing the serious challenge of how to fairly and effectively resolve the rising number of land disputes. These disputes often pit groups of citizens against business and the government, thereby contributing to growing social...

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05/15/2015 Report
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Annual Report - FY2014 (9648 KB)

The Asia Foundation's Annual Report covering Fiscal Year 2014.

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05/06/2015 Report
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REFORMASI PERIZINAN USAHA (1484 KB)

Prosedur perizinan yang berbelit-belit, memakan waktu yang lama, dan berbiaya yang tinggi menyebabkan banyak pelaku usaha – utamanya skala mikro, kecil dan menengah– tidak terdorong untuk mendapatkan izin usaha. Hal ini menyebabkan...

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05/05/2015 Program Profile
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Timor Tatoli Survey - November 2014 (646 KB)

In November 2014, The Asia Foundation in partnership with NGO Belun, conducted its fourth national Timor Tatoli public opinion poll, interviewing 1,020 adults across all 13 districts of Timor-Leste. Respondents were selected at random -...

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05/05/2015 Survey
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Sri Lanka (1643 KB)

More than five years after the conclusion of three decades of armed conflict, Sri Lanka's leaders and citizens are confronting the daunting challenge of recovering lost economic ground, bridging regional disparities, and healing social...

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04/15/2015 Program Profile
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Supporting Women's Entrepreneurship in South Asia (2193 KB)

Since September 2012, The Asia Foundation has run an innovative South Asia regional program to advance women's entrepreneurship. This program, supported by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), advances the U.S. Government's "New Silk Road"...

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04/09/2015 Program Profile
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Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia (2098 KB)

Regional economic cooperation is an important means for creating new trade, investment and employment opportunities, enhancing economic security, and addressing broader socioeconomic and environmental issues. As Asia continues to experience...

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04/03/2015 Program Profile
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Books for Asia Mongolia (3526 KB)

The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program is committed to connecting Mongolian institutions with some of the world's best information resources. It reaches nearly 400 institutions annually, including schools, universities, non-governmental...

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04/02/2015 Program Profile
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Challenges and Opportunities in Municipal Governance (1047 KB)

Challenges and Opportunities in Municipal Governance is the sequel study to The Asia Foundation's Political Economy Analysis of Local Governance in Nepal (2014) and examines governance in...

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03/23/2015 Report
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Fiscal Decentralization in Myanmar: Towards a Roadmap for Reform (Burmese) (2134 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 fifth volume in the MORE

03/19/2015 Report
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Strengthening Transparency and Access to Information on Transboundary Rivers in South Asia (4201 KB)

Strengthening Transparency and Access to Information on Transboundary Rivers in South Asia is a major new report that examines the availability and accessibility of data and information related to three transboundary rivers in...

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03/18/2015 Report
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Achieving Gender Justice in Indonesia's Forest and Land Governance Sector (1007 KB)

Drawing on the Gender, Environment and Development literature, and a gender assessment of selected Indonesian environmental CSOs, this paper provides a brief overview of the major gender issues relevant to forest and land governance, and makes...

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03/13/2015 Report
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HÀNH TRÌNH HƯỚNG TỚI SỰ LIÊN KẾT (4399 KB)

Ngày 6 tháng 3 năm 2015, Quỹ Châu Á phối hợp với Phòng Thương mại và Công nghiệp Việt Nam tổ chức hội thảo...

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03/10/2015 Handout
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Kidney Trafficking in Nepal (930 KB)

The recent trend of human trafficking in Nepal shows increasing and complex dynamics among different forms of trafficking, particularly those related to the extraction of human organs. While Nepal's legal framework accepts the extraction of...

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02/23/2015 Report
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Books for Asia (1442 KB)

The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program overview. Books for Asia puts one million new books and resources into the hands of students, educators, and community leaders each year through the generous contributions of publishers and...

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02/13/2015 Program Profile
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Strengthening National Policy Research Capacities in the Field of Gender Equality in Cambodia (1845 KB)

The Asia Foundation in collaboration with the Korean Women's Development Institute (KWDI) seeks to identify a strategy to strengthen national policy research capacities in the field of gender equality in Cambodia. This research will complement...

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02/13/2015 Report
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Institutionalising community policing in Timor-Leste (Tetum) (1283 KB)

(In Tetum)

The Asia Foundation partnered with the Overseas Development Institute to contribute to a global study called Securing Communities on the different models of community policing around the world. Based on the ...

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02/13/2015 Report
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Institutionalizing Community Policing in Timor-Leste: Exploring the Politics of Police Reform (Tetum) (640 KB)

(In Tetum)

Occasional Paper No. 9, December 2011

A brief paper that examines the development of the Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) over the last decade, which has been a core focus of the ...

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02/13/2015 Report
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About The Asia Foundation (1254 KB)

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives
across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise,
our programs address...

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02/06/2015 Program Profile
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Program Overview (2374 KB)

A brief overview of the major program areas of The Asia Foundation.

02/06/2015 Program Profile
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Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society, Kim Ninh (5644 KB)

Presentation from Asian Perspectives Series: "Asian Regional Architecture: Steps Towards ASEAN...

02/04/2015 Speech
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Myanmar's Evolving Society, Sai Sam Kham (824 KB)

Presentation from Asian Perspectives Series: "Asian Regional Architecture: Steps Towards ASEAN...

02/04/2015 Speech
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Public Administration Reform in Myanmar, Tin Maung Than (7263 KB)

Presentation from Asian Perspectives Series: "Asian Regional Architecture: Steps Towards ASEAN...

02/04/2015 Speech
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Governance Reform and Myanmar's Changing Society, Matthew Arnold (616 KB)

Presentation from Asian Perspectives Series: "Asian Regional Architecture: Steps Towards ASEAN...

02/04/2015 Speech
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1. Welcome remarks, Santina Soares (Policy Leaders Group Steering Committee Member) (67 KB)

Ms. Soares welcomes attendees on behalf of the Policy Leaders Group and encourages active participation and discussion throughout the seminar. She notes the importance of sustainable development in Timor-Leste to ensure that the rights of...

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02/01/2015 Miscellaneous
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2. Opening remarks, Dr. Helder da Costa (General Secretary, g7+ Secretariat) (197 KB)

Dr. da Costa opens the seminar by discussing the changing role of aid in fragile states, the need for increased policy coherence between donors and recipient countries, and some of the challenges and lessons learned with regards to best...

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02/01/2015 Miscellaneous
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3. Keynote address: 'The Age of Choice', Dr. Annalisa Prizzon (ODI research fellow) (5564 KB)

Dr. Prizzon presents case studies from ODI research exploring how developing countries are managing the new development finance landscape. Some of the key questions in this research include: Are developing countries' governments overwhelmed by...

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02/01/2015 Miscellaneous
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4. Panel remarks, Dr. Helder da Costa (General Secretary, g7+ Secretariat) (121 KB)

Dr. da Costa examines the extent to which development assistance to Timor-Leste has changed over the past decade – specifically referring to the volume and composition of flows, priorities of the Government of Timor-Leste, and the extent...

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02/01/2015 Miscellaneous
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5. Panel remarks, Peter Doyle (Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste) (116 KB)

Ambassador Peter Doyle discusses Australia's new aid policy and its intention to maximize the impact of aid within a changing environment of development assistance, including recognizing the role of economic growth in tackling poverty,...

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02/01/2015 Miscellaneous
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6. Panel remarks (Tetum language), Juvinal Dias (Researcher, La'o Hamutuk) (1183 KB)

(In Tetum)

Mr. Dias discusses the history of aid in Timor-Leste, and suggests that donor assistance has often resulted in poorly planned and executed projects, as well as projects not based on the Timorese context or the will...

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02/01/2015 Miscellaneous
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7. Panel remarks, Tony Jape (General Manager, The Jape Group) (2760 KB)

Mr. Jape discussed the needs of the private sector in Timor-Leste and suggests that private sector investment could provide the catalyst needed to reduce aid and oil sector dependency in Timor-Leste.

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02/01/2015 Miscellaneous
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Maldives (2892 KB)

The Asia Foundation's programmatic involvement in the Maldives has reflected the changing needs of the multi-island nation. The Maldives spans a distance of 90,000 square kilometers, making equitable development a key challenge. Due to its...

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01/30/2015 Program Profile
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Improving Indonesia's Forest and Land Governance, Tessa Toumbourou (2196 KB)

It is now recognized that addressing deforestation and forest and peatlands degradation and destruction in Indonesia requires improvements to land and forest governance. This study investigates the underlying drivers of deforestation, and...

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01/15/2015 Report
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How Large Conflicts Subside: Evidence from Indonesia (814 KB)

This paper looks at how sites of large–scale violence move towards a phase of substantially lower violence. Our materials come from Indonesia, where several provinces experienced grotesque violence after the fall of President Suharto and...

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01/05/2015 Analysis
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2014 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste (2671 KB)

A research publication launched by The Asia Foundation's office in Timor-Leste proves that the country's tourism sector is indeed promising. Based on inbound arrivals, the study estimates that the industry is currently worth US$14.6 million...

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12/22/2014 Survey
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2014 Survey of Travelers to Timor-Leste (Tetum) (2654 KB)

(In Tetum)

A research publication launched by The Asia Foundation's office in Timor-Leste proves that the country's tourism sector is indeed promising. Based on inbound arrivals, the study estimates that the industry is...

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12/22/2014 Survey
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Development Entrepreneurship: How Donors and Leaders Can Foster Institutional Change (3048 KB)

This paper describes one version of The Asia Foundation's approach to working politically called Development Entrepreneurship. This operational model was developed initially in the Philippines and provides a coherent, evidence-based...

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12/19/2014 Report
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Ulaanbaatar City Master Plan Technical Summary (3181 KB)

The Ulaanbaatar 2020 Master Plan and Development Approaches for 2030 was approved by the National Parliament of Mongolia in January 2013. The Master Plan is a critical strategic blueprint for Ulaanbaatar City and will form the basis...

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12/17/2014 Report
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Ulaanbaatar City Master Plan Public Summary (7285 KB)

The Ulaanbaatar 2020 Master Plan and Development Approaches for 2030 was approved by the National Parliament of Mongolia in January 2013. The Master Plan is a critical strategic blueprint for Ulaanbaatar City and will form the basis...

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12/17/2014 Report
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Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society (1628 KB)

A survey to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes, and to gauge the political, social, and economic values held by people from diverse backgrounds, to inform the country's long-term development....

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12/11/2014 Survey
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Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society - Burmese (19148 KB)

Burmese version. A survey to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes, and to gauge the political, social, and economic values held by people from diverse backgrounds, to inform the country's...

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12/11/2014 Survey
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Summary Report - Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society (7046 KB)

The summary report from a survey to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes, and to gauge the political, social, and economic values held by people from diverse backgrounds, to inform the country's...

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12/11/2014 Survey
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Summary Report, Burmese - Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society (17244 KB)

Burmese version of Summary Report on a survey to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes, and to gauge the political, social, and economic values held by people from diverse backgrounds, to inform...

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12/11/2014 Survey
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Questionnaire from Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society (9728 KB)

The interview questionnaire used in the survey to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes, and to gauge the political, social, and economic values held by people from diverse backgrounds, to inform...

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12/11/2014 Survey
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Burmese Questionnaire from Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society (8668 KB)

Burmese version of questionnaire from the survey to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes, and to gauge the political, social, and economic values held by people from diverse backgrounds, to...

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12/11/2014 Survey
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FAQ on Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society (94 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions about the survey to document public knowledge and awareness of new government institutions and processes, and to gauge the political, social, and economic values held by people from diverse backgrounds, to inform the...

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12/11/2014 Survey
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Local Governance Policy Brief No. 1 / September 2014 (3753 KB)

The following paper is published as a Policy Brief under our Local Governance unit. It is a comparative study conducted with the assistance of a consultant and a number of country-experts to review and reflect on the experiences of four...

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12/10/2014 Report
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Democracy in Cambodia - 2014: A Survey of the Cambodian Electorate (2808 KB)

Democracy in Cambodia - 2014: A Survey of the Cambodian Electorate is The Asia Foundation's third national public opinion poll on democracy in Cambodia. The aim of this nationally representative survey, a follow-up to polls conducted in 2000...

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12/09/2014 Survey
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Myanmar (5377 KB)

The dramatic reforms taken place in Myanmar over the past three years have transformed this long isolated country into a more open society, one actively seeking to re-engage with the region and the world. Competitive elections, a lively...

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12/05/2014 Program Profile
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Land and Forest Governance Index: The Performance of Local Governments in Land and Forest Governance in Indonesia (3189 KB)

This study on the Land and Forest Governance Index is intended as a tool for measuring land and forest governance at the district level in a detailed and specific manner, to diagnose the most important weaknesses to be addressed, and to...

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12/02/2014 Report
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Uncovering Regional Wealth: An Analysis of Budget Policies for Land and Forest Governance in Three Provinces and Six Districts in Indonesia (8873 KB)

This study aimed to analyze budgeting policies at the regional level regarding land and forest governance in Indonesia. Three provinces and six regencies were reviewed in this study, considering to what extent planning and budgeting policies...

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12/02/2014 Report
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Elections in Indonesia - 2014 (4919 KB)

This document — a compilation of recently published articles — represents a range of opinions and analysis from Asia Foundation staff regarding elections in Indonesia. The articles have been grouped according to four main themes:...

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11/30/2014 Analysis
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Updates from Washington, DC: November 2014 (1005 KB)

In this issue: Afghanistan, Malaysia and the Philippines, ASEAN, Thailand, Korea, APEC, and Pakistan.

11/28/2014 Brochure
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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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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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