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The Asia Foundation, APEC Secretariat, and Google Host 2018 APEC App Challenge

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, May 24, 2018

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APEC economies boast some of the fastest-growing and most technologically innovative markets in the world. But though rich in culture, craftsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit, the informal sectors of APEC economies have yet to fully capture the benefit of technology-driven trade. With support from the APEC Secretariat, Google and The Asia Foundati… Read more

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CNBC: APEC Connect App to Crack the Export Market

July 7, 2017

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CNBC Reporter’s Notebook features the Foundation’s APEC Connect app challenge to help the region’s small businesses expand: Many unsung heroics took place during last month’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministers’ summit in Hanoi. There were diplomats and officials working feverishly behind the scenes to keep globalization alive—… Read more

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APEC’s Most Talented App Developers Tackle Business Challenges at Trade Meeting

May 24, 2017

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As trade ministers prepared to gather for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade meeting in Hanoi last week, a group of the region’s most talented developers were in a nearby room, competing in the first-ever APEC App Challenge. In the final hours of the competition, the room grew more intense as developers bent over their screens, codi… Read more

 

Asia Foundation Hosts APEC App Challenge to Help the Asia-Pacific Region’s Small Businesses Expand

Hanoi, May 16, 2017

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The Asia Foundation, together with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), and Google will host the “APEC App Challenge” on May 18-19. Eleven teams of software developers from APEC member countries are arriving in the capital city to participate in a 24-hour marathon coding session. The app chall… Read more

 

AT APEC, Ministers Endorse Strategic Blueprint for Promoting Global Value Chains

November 12, 2014

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This year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Beijing kicked off Nov. 7-8 with the 26th Ministerial Meeting, which focused on three priority areas: advancing regional economic integration, promoting economic growth, and strengthening connectivity and infrastructure development. In its joint ministerial statement, the group endorsed the “APEC Strategic Blueprint for Promoting Global Value Chain Development and Cooperation” as a mechanism to strengthen mutual economic cooperation within the global value chain network.

 

Trade, Private Sector, Soft and Hard Infrastructure to Top Beijing APEC Agenda

November 5, 2014

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Wednesday marked the first day of the week-long Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, hosted this year in Beijing. This year’s summit, themed “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership,” brings together ministerial leaders, CEOs of global corporations, and other leading voices in the private and public sectors to discuss the challenges facing Asian-Pacific economies. The week will culminate with the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 10-11. Heads of states from all 21 member economies, including U.S. President Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping…

 

Inclusive Growth in Asia is Impossible Without Including Women

March 5, 2014

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A report from Oxfam released in late January put down on paper what many already feared was true: almost almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population. This is also the case in Asia, where income and wealth disparity is growing rapidly.

 

Back from APEC, Pres. David Arnold Discusses Private Sector & Sustainable Development

October 16, 2013

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Last week, Asia Foundation President David Arnold joined over 1,200 CEOs and 10 heads of member economies at the annual APEC CEO Summit in Indonesia to discuss inclusive and sustainable development, with a special focus on the importance of women in Asia’s growth trajectory.

 

Obama’s Asia Pivot on Shaky Ground

October 9, 2013

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Asia-Pacific leaders gather in Brunei this week for the 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) and the 23rd ASEAN Summit, on the heels of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali on Monday. While a number of critical issues were set to be discussed, President Obama’s last minute cancellation…

 

Asia Foundation President David Arnold at APEC CEO Summit

October 9, 2013

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This week, Asia Foundation President David Arnold joined over 1,200 CEOs and 10 heads of member economies in Bali at the APEC CEO Summit, which focused on inclusive and sustainable development and women as powerful change agents in Asia’s growth trajectory. Mr. Arnold presented the Foundation’s research on women’s entrepreneurship in four APEC econ… Read more

 

Asia Foundation President Addresses Global Leaders at APEC CEO Summit 2013 in Bali

San Francisco, California and Bali, Indonesia, October 8, 2013

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Asia Foundation president David D. Arnold presents the Foundation’s research on women’s entrepreneurship in APEC economies at a sideline event at the APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia. The Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold, joined over 1,200 CEOs and 10 heads of member economies in the recent two-day APEC CEO Summit, a high-level meeting t… Read more

 

The Jakarta Globe Quotes Kate Bollinger on 2013 APEC Meetings

September 10, 2013

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The Jakarta Globe’s September 10 article “Empower Women: APEC” quotes The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program officer, Kate Bollinger, on the 2013 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. Read the full article: “Empower Women: APEC.”

 

Asia Foundation Launches New Report at 2013 APEC in Bali – SME Businesswomen Report High Interest Rates as Top Challenge

San Francisco, California and Bali, Indonesia, September 5, 2013

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Carol Yost, The Asia Foundation’s Senior Director of Women’s Empowerment Programs, presents findings from The Foundation’s new report on barriers to women in business at the September 2013 APEC meetings in Bali, Indonesia. According to the latest Asia Foundation report, women-owned firms in Asia face many barriers including finance, social factors,… Read more

 

Women Biz Owners in Indonesia Defy Some Long-Entrenched Barriers

September 4, 2013

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At a time when analysts are monitoring Asia’s economic performance as it emerges from the global financial crisis, a new study from The Asia Foundation looks at a particular limitation in many Asian economies, namely those factors that limit women-run businesses’ ability to achieve their full growth potential.

 

New Report Explores Challenges for Women’s Small Businesses in Indonesia

August 21, 2013

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In early September, at the annual meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Indonesia, The Asia Foundation will release a study examining how a variety of social, political, and economic factors influence women’s capacity to engage in small and medium enterprise (SME) in Indonesia.

 

New Report Reveals Distinct Barriers to Women in Business in APEC Developing Economies

February 20, 2013

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Women make up more than half of the population in Asia, and the UN estimates that the Asia-Pacific economy would earn an additional $89 billion annually if women were able to achieve their full economic potential in these countries. To examine this disparity, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State…

 

APEC 2012: Overcoming Challenges to Women’s Entrepreneurship

September 5, 2012

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On September 8-9, the heads of 21 Asia-Pacific economies will gather in Vladivostok, Russia, for the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting to adopt a final declaration outlining prospects for the development of the region. Among the topics that will be integrated into the discussion is how women can more fully participate in APEC economies to foster innovative growth. Earlier this year, APEC held the second Women and the Economy Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and released a follow-up statement urging government officials and business leaders to “recognize the crucial role that women play in innovative economic development…

 

Asia Foundation’s Carol Yost Presents at 2012 APEC Women and the Economy Summit

San Francisco and St. Petersburg, July 2, 2012

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Last week, The Asia Foundation’s Director of Women’s Empowerment Programs, Carol Yost, traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia as part of a 25-member U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to attend the APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF). The Forum, which was held June 28-30, 2012, provided an opportunity for members from private… Read more

 

2012 APEC Women and the Economy Summit

June 20, 2012

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Asia Foundation Women’s Empowerment Program Director Carol Yost joins Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s delegation for the 2012 APEC Women and the Economy Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia next week. The Summit is one of the premier platforms for the public and private sector to work together to advance women’s economic participation. On July 20,… Read more

 

Carol Yost Joins Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Delegation to 2012 APEC Women and the Economy Summit

June 20, 2012

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Asia Foundation Women’s Empowerment Program director Carol Yost joins Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s delegation for the 2012 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 28-30.  One of the premier platforms for the public and private sector to advance women’s economic participation, t… Read more

 

APEC 2011: Unleashing Women’s Entrepreneurship in Asia

December 9, 2011

Quarterly Bulletin, Winter 2011

On September 14, our chief economist, Véronique Salze-Lozac’h, addressed the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit on the challenges facing women entrepreneurs in Asia. “Women-owned businesses play a key role raising living standards through increased job growth and sustainable economic growth,” said Ms. Salze-Lozac’… Read more

 

Asia Foundation’s Chief Economist Véronique Salze-Lozac’h Speaks at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit

San Francisco, September 14, 2011

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Today, Asia Foundation’s chief economist, Véronique Salze-Lozac’h, spoke at the high-profile Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit (WES) on the challenges women entrepreneurs face in Asia. The Asia Foundation is the premier nonprofit, non-governmental organization devoted to Asia’s development, including empowering w… Read more

 

APEC 2011: Unleashing Women Entrepreneurship in Asia

September 14, 2011

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At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum taking place in San Francisco this week, the powerful role women entrepreneurs play across the globe in driving economic growth and job creation is high on the agenda. Recognizing this growing role, particularly for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), I joined leading economists, experts, government officials, and women entrepreneurs from around the world today for a dedicated all-day discussion on specific constraints women face when starting or developing a business.

 

Obama Attends APEC Forum on Inaugural Trip to Asia

November 11, 2009

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This week Barack Obama will make his first trip to Asia as President of the United States. In addition to paying state visits to China, Japan, and South Korea, President Obama will meet with 20 national leaders in Singapore to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Although member countries vary in economic clout individually, A… Read more