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New Asia Foundation Annual Report: First-Ever Exclusively Online Experience

May 18, 2016

Today The Asia Foundation releases its 2015 annual report. In an effort to minimize environmental impact and to provide a more interactive, engaging experience, this year’s annual report appears only online – no printed copies were produced. The report unites storytelling, thought leadership, and the Foundation’s new organizational framework – TAF2020 – developed over the past year’s strategic planning process. The new report provides an opportunity for a richer, interactive experience, utilizing short videos, audio clips, infographics, and quotes. Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold and Chairman David M. Lampton introduce the report with their view of the coming year:

“Asia’s rise has been dramatic, with unprecedented economic growth and investment, expanding access to information, and an explosion of savvy technology users. But new obstacles are emerging in some parts of the region, alongside enduring challenges: a narrowing of space for civil society; increasing insecurity; large-scale human migration; an epidemic of violence against women; and climate change that threatens food security and political stability. These challenges are made worse by weak governance and institutions, a lack of political will, and declining international resources. In 2016, The Asia Foundation’s work has never been more relevant.”

Access a first-hand look at the Foundation’s work on the ground here.


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