Maria Isabel T. Buenaobra
About Us Brief description of our work, including our vision, mission, values and impact. (PDF)
Program Overview A brief overview of the major program areas of The Asia Foundation. (PDF)
Critical Issues Facing Asia: Marking 60 Years The Asia Foundation is marking its 60th anniversary with a photography exhibition at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.
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Environment Programs in Mongolia
Mongolia is endowed with rich mineral resources, consisting of more than 8,000 deposits of 440 different minerals, which now account for 20 percent of the GDP and are fueling Mongolia's economic growth. As the mining sector develops and grows in importance for Mongolia's economy, local communities dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts that mining is causing in terms of land degradation and water pollution. Effective government institutions and citizens' participation in environmental decisions are therefore crucial to prevent conflict, safeguard natural resources, and ensure sustainable economic growth.