Our programs promote fair elections through civil society initiatives, strengthen the effectiveness and transparency of the parliament, support women entrepreneurs, and remove constraints affecting the growth of the leather industry and the ICT and renewable energy sectors. Foundation programs also seek to build trust between police and communities, engage religious and secular leaders to advance national development efforts and women’s rights, and support transparency and accountability in the use of public funds allocated for climate change initiatives.


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.

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