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Singapore 

The Rise of Environmental, Social, and Governance in South Korea: Greenwashing or Generational Opportunity?

Washington, DC, Thursday, Oct 20, 2022

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South Korea is transitioning to the era of living with Covid under a new South Korean administration, with moderate growth expected in 2022 led by semiconductors exports. While some larger firms are doing relatively well, there is a persistent perception that many in South Korea are being left behind, including non-export sectors, young people with… Read more

 

South Korea: The Paradox on the Han River

August 31, 2022

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After beating a path to postwar prosperity that’s been the envy of Asia and the world, South Korea suddenly finds itself in a profound malaise, with plummeting birthrates and a generation of disaffected youth who call their country “hell.”

 

Unlocking the Entrepreneurship of North Korean Refugees

July 20, 2022

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After risking their lives to reach the South, many North Koreans are daunted by the hyper-competitive market environment. But help is at hand.

A group of young students in Malaysia pose for the camera. 

Peering into the Year Ahead in Asia

January 19, 2022

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The year is still young, but our country representatives are looking ahead to the trends and developments that will affect the course of peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific in 2022.

Downtown Seoul at night 

The Asia Foundation Organizes Session on Regional Perspectives on the State of the Korean Peninsula

September 1, 2021

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Despite many decades of efforts by Korea, the U.S., and other world leaders, the future of North Korea and its relationship with the rest of the world remains uncertain and unresolved. New perspectives are needed, and The Asia Foundation hosted the session “Asian Views on Peace and Stability of the Korean Peninsula,” which brought together regional… Read more

 

Virtual Event – North Korean Refugee Entrepreneurs in South Korea: Unveiling Korea’s Hidden Potential

Berkeley, CA, Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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4:00 PM Pacific Seventy-five years after the onset of Asia’s Cold War, the world remains focused on the geopolitics of inter-Korean relations. Meanwhile, an emerging community of more than 33,000 refugees from North Korea currently live in South Korea; half aspiring to become entrepreneurs. Despite the potential insight the refugee community could… Read more

 

Virtual Event – Insights from North Korean Refugee Entrepreneurs

Washington, DC, Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Seventy-five years after the onset of Asia’s Cold War, the world remains focused on the geopolitics of inter-Korean relations. Meanwhile, an emerging community of more than 33,000 refugees from North Korea currently live in South Korea; half aspire to become entrepreneurs. Despite the potential insight the refugee community could offer, there is in… Read more

 

Our Predictions for 2021, Following a Year That Defied Prediction

January 19, 2021

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From a pandemic that quickly swept the globe, to the storming of the U.S. capital, 2020 was a year that defied prediction. So, what can we say about 2021? After a year that derailed development trajectories across Asia, our experts look to the year ahead.

 

AADC 2020 Spotlights Asia’s Changing Landscape of Development Cooperation Amidst and Beyond Covid-19

Seoul, November 24, 2020

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The Asia Foundation, together with KDI School of Public Policy and Management, hosted the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC) webinar series on “Changing Landscape of Development Cooperation Amidst and Beyond Covid-19 in Asia” on November 11-13. For its 10th anniversary this year, the AADC opened the dialogues to the public for the f… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Korea

Seoul, July 16, 2020

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On July 15, The Asia Foundation, with support from Fondation CHANEL, launched phase two of the Accelerate Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunities in Korea program. The program aims to support women in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province to run successful women-owned businesses. During phase one of the program, which began on February 1, 201… Read more

Downtown Seoul at night 

Insider Briefing: Country Report from South Korea

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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An overview of The Asia Foundation’s new programmatic priorities in South Korea and ways in which The Asia Foundation is advancing women’s entrepreneurship across Asia. Featuring Kwang Kim, Country Representative for South Korea, The Asia Foundation Nikita Desai, Associate Director of East Coast Philanthropy (Moderator)

 

2020 in Asia: A 20/20 Look

January 8, 2020

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Happy New Year, and welcome to the first edition of InAsia for 2020. To herald the new decade, our country representatives this week survey the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for a dynamic and rapidly changing Asia. Here, to kick off the new year, are perspectives from The Asia Foundation’s 18 country offices. 

 

KOICA Presents The Asia Foundation with ‘Best Partnership’ Award

Seoul, January 10, 2019

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On December 28, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) presented the ‘Best Partnership’ award to The Asia Foundation for the Women’s Business Center and Incubator Project in Mongolia. KOICA President Mi-kyung Lee delivered the letter of appreciation to Kwang Kim, country representative of The Asia Foundation in Korea. The Women’s Busine… Read more

Youth Civic Engagement in Bangladesh 

2019: The Year Ahead in Asia

January 2, 2019

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Happy New Year, and welcome to the first edition of InAsia for 2019. In our last issue we looked at some of our top stories from the year just ended, stories that chronicled the successes and failures, the triumphs, and the tribulations of 2018 through the eyes of our experts in Asia. This week, we invite you to look ahead with us to a still-young… Read more

Downtown Seoul at night 

Asia Foundation Appoints Kwang W. Kim Country Representative in Korea

San Francisco & Seoul, October 1, 2018

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The Asia Foundation announces the appointment of Kwang W. Kim as country representative in Korea, effective today. Kim joins the Foundation as a global expert in sustainable business models and public-private initiatives with multilateral finance organizations, the private sector, and academia. He has advised cabinet ministers and C-suite executive… Read more