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Towards a New Governance Agenda: What Are the Questions That Matter?

September 29, 2021


Late last year, we—the Governance Lab at NYU, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies of Indonesia, the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, Bangladesh, and The Asia Foundation—joined forces across New York, Jakarta, Dhaka,… Read more
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Coalitions for Change Hosts Online Course on Entrepreneurial Principles for Effective Development  

September 27, 2021


Over several weeks in July and August 2021, 79 participants from 16 countries participated in “Development entrepreneurship: 12 keys to successful policy reform.” During the course, participants learned from real-life cases how leaders used entrepreneurial principles to identify and introduce technically sound and politically feasible reforms to foster positive societal and developmental change. Coalitions for Change (CfC) developed the online… Read more

Six Stories of Resilience: Digital Technologies as Drivers of Development in the Covid-19 Era

September 27, 2021


The Asia Pacific region is adapting to the many challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic in part by leveraging the power of digital. Online platforms, mobile tools, AI-enabled digital services, and cloud applications, to name… Read more

Salinit Hout

Salinit began working with The Asia Foundation in Cambodia as a digital program officer in September 2021. She currently works on two different projects: Go Digital ASEAN, a regional digital literacy project funded by,… Read more
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Coalitions for Change

September 24, 2021


Coalitions for Change (CfC) supports key policy reforms that will make a difference in the lives of Filipinos. Alongside Philippine leaders in civil society, academics, the private sector, and the government, CfC aids the pursuit… Read more

The Asia Foundation Launches LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future

September 23, 2021


The Asia Foundation announces a call for applications for a new program that invests in next-generation leaders. LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future builds a dynamic network of twenty future leaders aged 18-25 from the… Read more
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LeadNext builds a vibrant network of future leaders aged 18-25 from across Asia and the United States and supports their growth, impact, and capacity to address today’s greatest challenges Exchange between the U.S. and Asia… Read more

Expanding Internet Services Through Satellites

September 23, 2021

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The Asia Foundation hosts webinars on satellite technology use for key sectors The Internet is a critical driver of economic growth, now even more so with the imperative digital transactions brought on by the COVID-19… Read more
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Nepal Subnational Governance Program Bridging Phase Quarterly Newsletter Issue 1 – April-June 2021

September 21, 2021


The Subnational Governance Program Bridging Phase, implemented through a strategic partnership with the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration in Nepal,… Read more
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Politics and Processes of Local-level Dispute Resolution in Infrastructure Development Projects in Nepal: A Rapid Assessment

September 21, 2021


Execution delays in large infrastructure development projects in Nepal are fairly common. There are, for instance, twenty-four large infrastructure projects that appear in the “national pride project list,” a Government of Nepal list of highest-priority… Read more
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Covid-19 Impact Assessment on Micro and Small-scale Women Business Enterprises in Mongolia

September 21, 2021


The Asia Foundation Mongolia’s Women’s Economic Empowerment project and the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia conducted the Covid-19 Impact Assessment on Micro and Small-scale Women Business Enterprises in Mongolia between October 2020 and July 2021 with support from the… Read more

Timor-Leste Covid-19 Survey – Synthesis Report

September 20, 2021


The coronavirus outbreak is a global concern faced throughout the world, including in Timor-Leste. The government of Timor-Leste has taken preventive steps to reduce the number of cases, including a state of emergency, mandatory home… Read more
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Virtual Event – Asian Voices on the Future of U.S.- Asia Relations

September 16, 2021


Strategic Recommendations for the Biden Administration on Foreign Policy Towards Asia 9:00 am ET / 6:00 am PT In the past U.S. administration, long-standing assumptions about the global political order were repeatedly questioned, and actions… Read more

Bopharath Sry

Bopharath Sry is a program officer for The Asia Foundation's Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia program. She coordinates and works with research partners and relevant stakeholders in the knowledge sector in… Read more

Samneang Min

Samneang Min works with The Asia Foundation as assistant program officer for the Ponlok Chomnes: Data and Dialogue for Development in Cambodia program, which aims to strengthen the capacity of the Cambodian knowledge sector institutions… Read more

Sajana Maharjan Amatya

Sajana Maharjan leads the Foundation’s data governance portfolio in Nepal, including as project director for UK Aid-funded Data for Development program. She also serves as a member of the office’s senior leadership team. Prior to… Read more

Pushkar Shrestha

Pushkar Shrestha has more than 30 years of experience in the administration field. Pushkar joined The Asia Foundation in 1991 as an office assistant and currently serves as administrative manager and member of the Nepal… Read more

Kamal Bista

Kamal Bista works with The Asia Foundation in Nepal as finance and grants manager and is a member of the Nepal office’s senior leadership team. He has more than 10 years of experience in accountancy,… Read more
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The Asia Foundation Launches “Let’s Read Mongolia” Initiative

September 2, 2021


The Asia Foundation is introducing its innovative Let’s Read initiative to Mongolia to promote reading and improved education outcomes. The initiative helps parents and caregivers use children’s books as critical tools in actively contributing to… Read more
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