Virtual Event – A New World is Possible: Gender Lens and Social Inclusion Philanthropy in a Time of Covid-19

Australia, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Further Reading on Gender and Social Inclusion Philanthropy Interactive Menti Resources As Covid-19 has swept the globe it has had acute impacts on women and girls, especially for Indigenous women, other black and brown women, and those working in informal sectors. The pandemic has threatened progress made across sectors, including health equity, e… Read more


Insights from the Australasian AID Conference 2020

March 4, 2020

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This year’s Australasian AID Conference coincided with Australia’s announced “refresh” of its international development framework. Here are some highlights from the event.


Canberra Is Not Closed: Ten Reasons to Go to #AAC2020

February 5, 2020

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There are just two weeks to go until the seventh annual Australasian Aid Conference in Canberra. Come for the eminent speakers, the latest on Australian Aid, and the region’s premier opportunity for networking in the international development space.


2020 Australasian Aid Conference Set for February 17-19 in Canberra

Canberra, Australia, December 16, 2019

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The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Development Policy Centre at Australian National University, will host the 2020 Australasian Aid Conference on February 17-19 at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy in Canberra. With over 600 people registered last year, the annual event is Australia’s premier aid and development conference. The keyno… Read more


2019 Australasian Aid Conference Slated for February 19-20

Canberra, December 14, 2018

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The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Development Policy Centre at Australian National University, will host the 2019 Australasian Aid Conference February 19-20 at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy in Canberra. The keynote address will be delivered by former president of the African Development Bank and Rwanda’s Minister of Finance, Dr…. Read more


2018 Australasian Aid Conference Returns February 12-14

Canberra, February 6, 2018

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The Asia Foundation will present the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) on February 12-14, in partnership with the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). Taking place in Canberra at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the conference keynote will be delivered by Nancy Birdsall, the founding president of t… Read more


A Look at Asia Foundation Highlights in 2016

January 27, 2016

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What’s ahead in 2016 at The Asia Foundation? Over the next 12 months, we’ll be examining emerging trends in development, sharing insights into addressing Asia’s critical issues, and featuring the knowledge of our engaged partner and donor communities.


Asia Foundation Hosts Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for Innovation Talk

October 14, 2015

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On October 9, Asia Foundation President Arnold hosted Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, along with Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley, and former U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich at the iconic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.


Asia Foundation Hosts Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

October 7, 2015

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On October 9 in San Francisco, Asia Foundation president David Arnold hosted Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for an invitation-only lunch focused on Australia’s innovative approaches to development, including their new InnovationXchange. Australia’s Amb. to the U.S. Kim Beazley  introduced Minister Bishop and former U.S. Amb. to Australia,… Read more


Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation: Emerging Powers Are Changing the Norms

June 3, 2015

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For Asian nations receiving international development aid, the emergence of homegrown Asian providers and “South-South cooperation” has offered a range of new possibilities and approaches. As growing Asian prosperity has ushered non-traditional development actors…


Groundbreaking Observer Group Certifies Fiji Elections

April 22, 2015

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On April 12, the Multinational Observer Group released its final report on last September’s national elections in Fiji, the first since a military coup there in 2006. Confirming its preliminary findings released shortly after the vote…


Drivers and Trends in a Changing Asia

April 22, 2015

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Will Malaysia continue its trajectory of economic growth, or will it get caught in the so-called middle-income trap? Will Myanmar successfully shake off the legacy of decades of military rule and violent conflict and transform itself into a peaceful and thriving market democracy?


A Conversation with Singapore Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri

April 8, 2015

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Last week, Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States Ashok Kumar Mirpuri addressed the World Affairs Council in San Francisco, where he spoke of the recent passing of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his strategic vision for Singapore’s role in the world. After the event, co-sponsored by the Asia Foundation and hosted by Foundation President and World Affairs Council Trustee David D. Arnold…


Asia’s Maturing Democracies Wrestle with Election Realities

March 25, 2015

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What exactly are international norms and standards of electoral integrity, and how should these be promoted while accommodating local circumstances, such as conflict, socio-economic conditions, and culture? Last week, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) and the National Electoral Commission of Timor-Leste…


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…


Asian Development Cooperation: Insights from Australia

December 5, 2012

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While the Asian Century is most often used to describe the global shift of economic power to Asia, Asia’s rise is also significant in the area of development cooperation. Asian countries have emerged as game changers in the aid arena, challenging traditional notions of aid, reshaping global aid architecture…


Foundation President David D. Arnold Speaks at Australia’s Lowy Institute

May 30, 2012

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On the heels of a new landmark partnership agreement between The Asia Foundation and AusAID that will address development challenges in the Asia-Pacific, Foundation President David Arnold spoke this week on Asia’s emerging donors at Australian National University and the country’s preeminent think tank, Lowy Institute for International Policy. Read… Read more


EVENT: Asia Foundation Hosts Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin M. Rudd

September 14, 2011

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On September 15, The Asia Foundation will host the Honorable Kevin M. Rudd, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs for a private talk and reception following his Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) meetings in San Francisco.