Our programs support women’s economic empowerment and policy dialogue on inclusive growth, with the aim of increasing the impact of economic prosperity on poverty reduction. We promote labor rights and access to legal services in the ready-made garments and tea industries, which employ millions of female workers. We encourage innovation and creativity in tackling community challenges, raising civic consciousness, and promoting good governance among young Bangladeshis. Foundation programs also build civil society capacity to promote credible elections, build trust between police and communities, engage religious and secular leaders to advance national development efforts and women’s rights, and create a platform for wider discussions about the rapidly changing socio-political situation in Bangladesh.
NEWS FROM BANGLADESH
‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and Development Assistance in Asia
April 5, 2017
Gender Equality in Bangladesh’s Growing Economy
March 8, 2017
Supporting Youth Civic Engagement in Bangladesh
“Youth Civic Engagement” was the theme of the 16th annual International Youth Day. In Bangladesh, where young people make up two-thirds of the total population, and roughly half of young graduates are unemployed, The Asia Foundation is working to involve young people in their nation’s development.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Cambodia’s Online Reform Initiative Inventory
Addressing Industrial Pollution Along the Kelani River
April 26, 2017
Asia Foundation Releases Report on Disaster Preparedness During Political Transition in Nepal
April 24, 2017
Asia Foundation’s Young Lotus Circle Gathers in New York for Women’s Empowerment
April 24, 2017