Development and Aid Effectiveness

The contemporary aid ecosystem is complex, and emerging donors, civil society, and the private sector are fostering new thinking on development effectiveness. A respected resource for locally-driven, context-specific, and flexible approaches to project implementation, The Asia Foundation brings together traditional and emerging Asian donors to share perspectives about the changing dynamics of international development cooperation.

Korea Leads the Way for Asia's Green Growth

The conference in the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation dialogue series convened in Seoul, South Korea brought together development experts and senior government officials to discuss climate change mitigation, green growth, and adapting to and building resilience to natural disasters. This dialogue series, co-organized by The Asia Foundation and the Korea Development Institute (KDI), brings together both “emerging” and “traditional” development actors to discuss international development challenges. This year’s focus on effective cooperation for deterring the impacts of climate change was launched in Seoul, fittingly, as South Korea is playing a leading role in low-carbon development in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation

The Asia Foundation implements several complementary programs under the theme of “Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation” (AADC), including a dialogue series. Organized jointly by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and The Asia Foundation, the ongoing AADC dialogue series brings together development experts and government officials from the Asia region and beyond to share ideas and perspectives among both “emerging” and “traditional” development actors on their approaches to international development cooperation and global development challenges.

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