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)
International 'Doing Development Differently' Event in Philippines On April 27-28, The Asia Foundation's Philippines office will host the Doing Development Differently workshop in Manila.
April 22, 2015
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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.