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Asia Foundation Conducts South Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Workshop The Asia Foundation, MCCI, and SAARC held a 2-day Public-Private Dialogue on "Promoting Trade in Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal."
April 27, 2016
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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 office in Vientiane fosters effective and responsive governance and legal systems; facilitates community-level engagement in natural resource management in order to reduce the negative impacts of development on society and the environment; expands access to information; and empowers women to access rights and socio-economic opportunities.