The Asia Foundation’s Barbara Smith Participates in International Development Symposium at Harvard Law School
San Francisco, November 4, 2014
Caption: Left to right: Barbara Smith, The Asia Foundation’s Senior Director for Governance and Law; Robert Jenkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau for Democracy; Sarah Cliffe, Special Adviser for East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank; Catherine Anderson, Justice and Conflict Advisor, World Bank Justice Reform Practice Group; and M… Read more
September 24, 2014
Indonesians have spoken out about a contentious bill to be voted on today that would eliminate direct elections for local mayors and district heads. Leading the charge against the bill, tabled just a month before President-elect Joko Widodo assumes office…
October 30, 2013
As civil society in Asia has made significant progress over the past several decades, the need for a forum that brings together the major players to focus on key challenges to inclusive and participatory democracy has become increasingly important.