Critical Issues

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Where Are India’s Working Women?

March 9, 2016

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India is one of the youngest countries in the world, with a significant segment of its 1.2 billion population in the age group of 20-35. By 2020, it is estimated that the average age in the country will be 29. For an economy that is growing at an annual rate of 7 percent…

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Responding to Conflict in Asia: Why Good Data is Needed

December 16, 2015

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The new set of post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals includes for the first time a target that specifically sets out to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, marking an increase in awareness that peace and security is critical for sustainable development.

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2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellows Embark on Year-Long Fellowship in Singapore and Nepal

Singapore and Nepal, March 30, 2015

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This month, The Asia Foundation hosted the 2015 class of the Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program in Singapore and Nepal. Coming together for the first time as a community of young change makers representing 12 countries, the 2015 Development Fellows participated in leadership workshops and engaged with… Read more

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Post-2015 Development Agenda Needs Standalone Goal on Gender Equality

March 4, 2015

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It has been more than a century since the world first celebrated March 8 as International Women’s Day. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women when representatives from 189 governments signed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action…

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Can India’s Youth Change Pervasive Culture of Violence and Abuse?

March 4, 2015

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It is estimated that every 20 minutes a rape occurs in India. Those who work on the front lines of providing legal and health services to victims say that the reported cases are just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, it is widely accepted that close to 90 percent of rape incidences in India happen within the household…

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Indonesia’s Forests Disappearing at Record Rates

February 25, 2015

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In early November, less than one month after Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s inauguration, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, the newly installed Environment and Forestry minister, announced that the government would extend an existing moratorium on the issuance of new permits for logging in primary forests in an effort to halt deforestation. While environmentalists and concerned citizens alike certainly welcomed this news, the road ahead to improving forest and land governance in Indonesia is steep.

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A New Era of Development Finance

February 11, 2015

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The global development landscape has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. In 2000, bilateral Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors (UK, U.S., Japan, France) and multilateral institutions like the World Bank dominated the provision of aid. Today, the face of aid is increasingly Asian.

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Editor’s Picks: 2014 Must Reads

December 23, 2014

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Season’s Greetings! On behalf of In Asia’s editorial board and bloggers, we thank you for your engagement and continued readership throughout the year. We’ll be taking a short break, but will return on January 7. In the meantime, catch up on our must-read pieces and highlights on the most pressing events and issues in Asia throughout 2014.

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Commemorating 60 Years of Addressing Critical Issues in Korea

November 12, 2014

On November 6, The Asia Foundation marked its 60th anniversary with a special day-long event and gala as part of the Foundation’s year-long, global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia today. Hosted by Chairman of the Korean-American Association and former Foreign Minister Han Sung-Joo, Chairman of JoongAng Media Network Hong Seok-hyun,… Read more

 

The Seoul Times Highlights The Asia Foundation’s 60th Anniversary Event

November 11, 2014

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The Seoul Times highlights The Asia Foundation’s 60th Anniversary day-long event and gala dinner in Seoul. Read more: “China to Overtake US as Superpower: Chinese Academic at TAF Roundtable in Seoul.”

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The Asia Foundation Commemorates 60 Years of Addressing Critical Issues in Korea

Seoul, November 11, 2014

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Trustee of The Asia Foundation, and Chairman and CEO, JoongAng Media Network Hong Seok-hyun featured in a special 60th film at the gala. On November 6, The Asia Foundation marked its 60th anniversary with a special day-long event and gala as part of the Foundation’s year-long, global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia today. Hosted by… Read more

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Critical Issues Facing Asia: Marking 60 Years

October 10, 2014

Much has changed in Asia and the world since the founding of The Asia Foundation in 1954. Guided by a vision for a peaceful, just and thriving Asia, we are marking our 60th anniversary with a year-long global conversation on critical issues facing the region today. As part of the global dialogue, the Foundation has organized a photography exhibitio… Read more

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60th Anniversary Gala

September 19, 2014

The Asia Foundation commemorated six decades of improving lives and expanding opportunities during a gala fundraising dinner. Leaders and philanthropists recognized the Foundation’s creation of a more peaceful, just, and thriving Asia since its founding in 1954 in San Francisco, the gateway to the Asia-Pacific. Hosted by Civic Leader Janet Reilly,… Read more

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The Asia Foundation Commemorates Six Decades of Addressing Asia’s Critical Issues

San Francisco, September 18, 2014

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This evening, The Asia Foundation commemorates six decades of improving lives and expanding opportunities at a gala fundraising dinner—its first in San Francisco. Ambassadors, civic and corporate leaders, and philanthropists shaping social, political, economic, and cultural life in the Bay Area and elsewhere will recognize the Foundation’s creation… Read more

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Desecuritizing Transboundary Water in South Asia

September 17, 2014

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Severe floods in the Kashmir region of Northern India and Pakistan over the past few weeks have taken 450 lives so far, and uprooted thousands of residents on both sides of the highly politicized border. Heavy monsoon rains caused the Chenab and Jhelum rivers (tributaries of the Indus River system) to overflow their banks…

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Financing the Costs of Climate Change in Disaster-Prone Asian Nations

September 17, 2014

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Disaster insurance has quickly risen up the global policy agenda in the last few years, where phrases like “loss and damage mechanisms” and “micro-insurance schemes” are catching fire in climate change discussions about how to finance the costs…

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Emerging Chinese Foundations Expand Role in Disaster Management

September 17, 2014

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Last month, the One Foundation, one of China’s most visible charitable organizations, presented a new strategy to government officials and national researchers that marks a major shift in the approach to disaster mitigation in the country.

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Water Scarcity a Threat to Mongolia’s Sustainable Development

September 17, 2014

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A new report from the Asian Development Bank sent a warning signal to Mongolia that, despite its wealth of natural resources and pristine image, the country faces a severe water scarcity and quality crisis – one that could leave its growing capital…

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Engaging Asia’s Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management

September 17, 2014

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Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan and India since early September have resulted in some of the worst flooding in decades, requiring immediate relief response, as hundreds of people have already lost their lives and millions more are affected.

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A Conversation with Chinese Fellow, Environmental NGO Leader Lican Liu

September 17, 2014

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In Asia editor Alma Freeman recently interviewed co-founder and Director of Programs and Communications at the Greenovation Hub, a grassroots NGO that focuses on environmental protection and innovation in China.

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Photo Blog: Critical Issue – Climate Change & Water Resource Management

September 17, 2014

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Images of the major rivers of Asia – including the mighty Mekong that snakes through Southeast Asia and the Ganges and other revered rivers that bisect the subcontinent – might seem at odds with the sobering fact that Asia is the world’s driest…

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The Asia Foundation Hosts Development Forum: Challenges and Voices for Asia’s Future

San Francisco, September 10, 2014

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On September 18, The Asia Foundation will host its “2014 Asia Foundation Development Forum: Challenges and Voices for Asia’s Future,” a unique opportunity in San Francisco to learn from leading development practitioners and next-generation Asian leaders invested in the region’s social and economic development challenges. Working across 18 countries… Read more

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Photo Exhibit: Asia’s Critical Issues Through the Lens of Award-Winning Photographers

August 13, 2014

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This year, The Asia Foundation marks its 60th anniversary with a year-long global conversation on critical issues facing the region today. As part of this dialogue, the Foundation has organized a photography exhibition, “Critical Issues Facing Asia: Marking 60 Years,”at the World…

On February 8-9, The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with local partners, the Center for Conservation for Local Culture and Environment in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand (PUSTA), and the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) organi 

Critical Issues: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts

August 7, 2014

Subnational conflicts are the most deadly, widespread, and enduring violent conflicts in Asia. Recent studies by The Asia Foundation indicate that more people have died in the region’s 26 subnational conflicts than in international conflicts during the past 20 years. In South and Southeast Asia, active conflicts affect regions that are roughly the… Read more

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What Do Increasing Attacks Against Soft Targets in Thailand’s South Signal?

August 6, 2014

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Following the first-round meeting in February 2013 between the Thai Government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) rebel group that marked the start of surprise peace talks, insurgents have primarily targeted hard targets such as military and police personnel. However, following the breakdown of talks in July 2013…

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Minorities within the Minority: Indigenous Communities in the Bangsamoro

August 6, 2014

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In March this year, a major milestone passed in the 40-year effort to end hostilities in the Philippines between the national government and Muslim separatist fronts. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a Comprehensive…

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Latest Ethnic Clashes Reveal Fissures in Sri Lanka’s Post-War Society

August 6, 2014

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In June 2014, almost five years after the end of the longstanding civil war in Sri Lanka, violent clashes broke out in several small towns in the south, including Aluthgama, Beruwela, and Dharga Town. The tensions were fueled by reports that a Muslim man had allegedly attacked…

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The Struggle Against Religious Conflict in Pakistan

August 6, 2014

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On the third day of Eid-ul Fitar last week, two Hindu trader brothers from district Umerkot in Sindh Province were murdered in front of their home. An Ahmadi doctor was murdered in Chiniot in May 2014 while a Hazara Shia community in Quetta was attacked and two brothers were murdered by Lashakr-e-Jhangvi on Eid-ul Fitar in July 2014. The killing of Rashid Rehman…

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Subnational Conflict: The Dark Underbelly of a Rising Asia

August 6, 2014

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Asia’s rise has been momentous. Since the early 1960s, Asia has grown richer faster than any other region in the world. In 1990, 56 percent of people in East Asia and 54 percent in South Asia lived on under $1.25 a day (PPP). By 2010, these rates had fallen to 12 percent and 31 percent…

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Q&A with Indonesian Fellow, Women’s Movement Leader Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah

August 6, 2014

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In Asia editor Alma Freeman recently interviewed Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah, Indonesia country director for the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), which focuses on the role of women in peace building and inter-faith cooperation. Kholifah was selected as one of the 10 inaugural 2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellows.

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Photo Blog: Critical Issue – Ethnic and Religious Conflict

August 6, 2014

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Subnational conflicts are the most deadly, widespread, and enduring violent conflicts in Asia. Recent studies by The Asia Foundation indicate that more people have died in the region’s 26 subnational conflicts than in international conflicts during the past 20 years. In South and Southeast Asia, active conflicts affect regions that are roughly the size of Indonesia…

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The Asia Foundation Launches SF Photo Exhibit on Asia’s Critical Issues

San Francisco, August 6, 2014

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Monocle Correspondent and New Yorker Contributor Alastair Gee in conversation with photographer Ted Alcorn at September 4 reception Photo: Conor Ashleigh Guided by a mission to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia, The Asia Foundation is marking its 60th anniversary with a year-long g… Read more

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Photo Exhibit: Critical Issues Facing Asia

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Photo: Conor Ashleigh World Affairs Council Auditorium 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Speaker: Ted Alcorn Photographer, journalist, and filmmaker Moderator: Alastair Gee Correspondent, Monocle Much has changed in Asia and the world since the founding of The Asia Foundation in 1954. Guided by a vision for a peaceful… Read more

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Bangladesh’s Development Surprise: A Model for Developing Countries

June 25, 2014

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By many metrics, Bangladesh’s development trajectory is a unique success story, especially since the 1990s when democratic rule was reinstated and extensive economic reforms were made. Poverty incidence has fallen from 60 percent to around 30 percent.

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Reexamining Growth and Poverty in Myanmar

June 25, 2014

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International data indicate that Myanmar’s current growth rate is about 7 percent, which by any measure should indicate progress and pride. Macroeconomic reforms have been extensive. The unrealistic legal exchange rate, which at one point was about 150 times…

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Poverty, Inequality, and the Negative Effects of Mongolia’s Economic Downturn

June 25, 2014

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For the last four years, Mongolia has had one of the fastest growing economies in the world, clocking double-digit growth on the back of a mining boom. The effects of this growth are obvious, especially in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, where cranes dominate the skyline…

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Fellow Marcia Czarina Corazon Medina-Guce on Reform in the Philippines

June 25, 2014

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In Asia editor Alma Freeman recently interviewed Philippine local governance leader Marcia Czarina Corazon Medina-Guce on President Aquino’s ambitious reform agenda and progress on poverty reduction and inclusive development.

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Photo Blog: Critical Issue – Poverty and Inequality

June 25, 2014

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Despite the region’s dramatic growth, income inequality across much of Asia is rising, and poverty remains a stubborn issue to overcome. Some 700 million people across the region live on less than $1 a day. In response, governments are taking on urgent policy reforms needed to create jobs and foster inclusive growth…

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Critical Issues: Poverty and Income Inequality

June 25, 2014

Despite the region’s dramatic growth, income inequality across much of Asia is rising, and poverty remains a stubborn issue to overcome. Some 700 million people across the region live on less than $1 a day. In response, governments are taking on urgent policy reforms needed to create jobs and foster inclusive growth, protect natural resources, and… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Launches Interactive Timeline

May 14, 2014

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To mark its 60th anniversary, The Asia Foundation debuted on May 14 a living, interactive timeline of its six decades in Asia, including compelling archival video, audio interviews, oral histories, photographs, documents, and multimedia.

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Asia Foundation Launches Interactive Timeline

San Francisco, May 14, 2014

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To mark its 60th anniversary, The Asia Foundation debuted today a living, interactive timeline of its six decades in Asia, including archival video, audio interviews, oral histories, photographs, documents, and multimedia. The timeline tells a compelling story of international development in Asia from the 1950s to present day while weaving in the F… Read more

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Critical Issues: Access to Justice & Human Rights

May 1, 2014

Weak legal institutions and poorly functioning systems of justice pose challenges to citizens throughout Asia in resolving disputes, enforcing their rights, and accessing benefits to which they are legally entitled. This slideshow examines issues of access to justice and human rights through the lens of three countries: Cambodia, where economic lan… Read more

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Human Rights Protection in Modern Cambodia: Building on Unstable Grounds

April 23, 2014

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On January 3, ongoing street protests by garment workers in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, turned violent. Government troops opened fire into a crowd of civilians, killing four and leaving one person missing. A total of 23 civilians were arrested and 21 are still detained without bail.

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Obama’s Asia Trip to Test Rebalancing Policy

April 23, 2014

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This week President Obama travels to four Asian countries – Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Malaysia. In many respects, the president’s visit is to make up for his absence last October in Brunei and Indonesia to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting because of the U.S. government shutdown.

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Access to Justice Constraints Fuel Conflict in Southern Thailand

April 23, 2014

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Access to justice, security, and human rights protection rank among the core issues that fuel the protracted subnational conflict in southern Thailand and are central to the prospect of its future resolution. For the last decade, the southern border provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, and Pattani have faced a resurgence of an indigenous…

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A New Face of Policing in Timor-Leste

April 23, 2014

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On March 27, the national police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) celebrated their 14th anniversary with full pomp and circumstance. For 24 years until 1999, the police in Timor were under the command of the Indonesia military. Now, it seems that memories of countrywide conflict and instability in this small tropical nation are receding.

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Philippines Mobilizes for a Disability-Inclusive 2016 Presidential Election

April 23, 2014

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In his 4th State of the Nation Address in June 2013, Philippine President Aquino praised a 30-year-old Makati resident Nino Aguirre who has no legs, but had laboriously climbed four floors to reach his polling station and cast his vote in the May 2013 midterm elections. While Mr. Aguirre’s feat demonstrated laudable…

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A Conversation with Mongolian NGO Leader Badruun Gardi

April 23, 2014

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Just back from an intensive, nine-day leadership training workshop in Singapore and the Philippines, which kicked off The Asia Foundation’s Development Fellows program, In Asia editor Alma Freeman interviewed one of the 10 inaugural Fellows from Mongolia, Badruun Gardi…

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Photo Blog: Critical Issue – Access to Justice & Human Rights

April 23, 2014

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Weak legal institutions and poorly functioning systems of justice pose challenges to citizens throughout Asia in resolving disputes, enforcing their rights, and accessing benefits to which they are legally entitled. This photo blog examines issues of access to justice and human rights through the lens of three countries

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Asia Foundation Development Fellows Connect with Development Innovators and Government Officials in the Philippines

Manila, April 8, 2014

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This week, The Asia Foundation hosts the inaugural class of The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program in Singapore and the Philippines.  The 10 Development Fellows — a dynamic and inspirational network of young change makers across Asia — will engage with leading Philippine development innovators and r… Read more

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Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program Welcomes Emerging Leaders at Singapore Reception

Singapore, April 4, 2014

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Earlier today, The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, held an opening reception to welcome the inaugural participants of The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program, a new initiative designed to support emer… Read more

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Updates from Washington, DC: March 2014

March 31, 2014

In this issue: Critical Issues in Asia, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, and 60 in 60.

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Asia Foundation’s 18 Country Reps Convene in D.C. to Discuss Asia’s Critical Issues

March 12, 2014

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This year, The Asia Foundation is commemorating its 60th anniversary. Drawing on the expertise of local partners and our own development experts in the 18 countries where we work, we’re initiating a year-long, global conversation on six critical issues facing Asia.

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The Women Leaders Who Drive Aquino’s Reform Agenda

March 5, 2014

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For a president who was so greatly influenced by his mother and surrounded by sisters, it’s perhaps not that surprising that Simeon Benigno Aquino III has appointed women to some of the highest positions of his administration. A confirmed bachelor…

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Securing a Place for Afghan Women in the Workplace

March 5, 2014

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In one month, Afghanistan will hold presidential elections in a critical transition year faced with the drawdown of the remaining international security forces in the country, the growing insurgency, and the impact these events will have on the nation’s economy.

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A Conversation with Nepali Journalist, Women’s Rights Advocate Jaya Luintel

March 5, 2014

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Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, In Asia editor Alma Freeman interviewed Nepali radio journalist and women’s rights advocate, Jaya Luintel, on women’s changing role in politics and society in Nepal, the country’s wide gender gap, and hopes of democratic momentum.

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Critical Issues: Women’s Participation

March 5, 2014

While Asian women are increasingly visible in leadership positions, political participation rates of men and women continue to be vastly unequal. In many countries, women are routinely discouraged from entering public office. At the same time, women entrepreneurs, who make up a significant portion of Asia’s small- and medium-sized businesses, face… Read more

 

Asian Perspectives Series: “Addressing Critical Issues in Asia in the 21st Century”

Washington, DC, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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View the archived video of this event here. 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration and light breakfast will begin at 8:15 am Asia’s economic success often obscures the very real challenges affecting the region, including widespread corruption, persistent poverty, gender discrimination, environmental threats, and religious and ethnic conflicts. Left un… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Announces Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to Receive Lotus Leadership Award

San Francisco and Washington, DC, February 14, 2014

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The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle, a group of committed individuals, foundations, and corporations working together to advance the rights and opportunities of women in Asia, are pleased to honor Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus as this year’s recipient of the Lotus Leadership Award in recognition of his efforts to eliminate economic i… Read more

On February 8-9, The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with local partners, the Center for Conservation for Local Culture and Environment in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand (PUSTA), and the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) organi 

Thailand Village Renaming Celebration Event

February 13, 2014

On February 8-9, The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with local partners, the Center for Conservation for Local Culture and Environment in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand (PUSTA), and the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) organized the Village Renaming Celebration Event. In Mengabang, provincial governors, district chief… Read more

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The Critical Issues Affecting Asia

January 22, 2014

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More than half of the planet lives in Asia. Six of the 10 largest nations in the world are in the Asia Pacific, and the region is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy, international security, and the world’s collective efforts to advance human development. The dynamism of Asian economies contributed greatly to the global economic recovery, simultaneously lifting more than half a billion people out of poverty. Glittering cities and bustling ports bear testament to the so-called “Asian miracle” that has become the dominant narrative in economic and political analysis of recent years.

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Corruption in India and the Rise of the Aam Aadmi Party

January 22, 2014

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Delhi’s new chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has publicly declared a war against corruption in India’s government. Within weeks of assuming office, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the Common Man’s Party, set up an anti-corruption helpline…

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Indonesia’s Election Activists Fight to End Money Politics

January 22, 2014

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By the end of President Yudhoyono’s term, for the first time, Indonesians will have witnessed their first 10-year stretch of both democracy and stability. While there is no shortage of criticism of what democracy has yet to achieve, the last 10 years have proven a commitment to what the overwhelming majority of citizens…

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Civic Complacency in Political Accountability Holds Nepal Back

January 22, 2014

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The November 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in Nepal revealed very strong anti-incumbency sentiments among the voting public. So too did the 2008 CA elections, when Nepali voters turned to the newly above-ground Maoists (CPN-M), rejecting the more “seasoned” parties…

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Corruption in the Philippines: Survey of Business Execs Reveals ‘Mixed’ Findings

January 22, 2014

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On January 15, the results of the latest “SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption” were released during an afternoon session of the Good Governance Summit 2014. The previous survey in 2012 showed an impressive record low of 43 percent of business executives who considered corruption to be widespread.

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Asia Foundation Anniversary Highlights Critical Issues Facing Asia

Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 22, 2014

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poverty, inequality, dysfunctional governance, and violent conflict According to The Asia Foundation, Asia’s economic success obscures the critical issues and challenges affecting the region. These include persistent poverty, growing income inequality, widespread corruption, gender discrimination, environmental threats, and deadly religious and eth… Read more

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Critical Issues: Transparency & Accountability

January 22, 2014

Corruption is deeply entrenched in many Asian countries and continues to erode public trust in democratic processes and in public institutions. Accountable governance institutions are essential to sustainable growth in Asia, particularly in countries experiencing rapid social and economic change. This slideshow examines the implications that widesp… Read more