Digital Youth in Timor-Leste

September 26, 2022


Digital Youth in Timor-Leste is an online study with twenty-four young Timorese from different parts of the country that explores youth advocacy and their online safety and security. This study covers areas such as how youth interact in the online world, how they navigate online risks, and their understanding and thoughts on digital rights. The stu… Read more


YouthLed Launches First Youth Fellowship Program for Democracy in the Philippines

February 4, 2021

News Post

The Asia Foundation is announcing an open call for applications for its new Youth Leadership for Democracy (YouthLed)’s 2021 Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) Fellowship. The LEAD Fellowship is the first-of-its-kind program in the Philippines empowering Filipino youth leaders to be champions of democratic values, participatory governance, and civic e… Read more


Empowering Sri Lankan Youth Through Shared Values

September 25, 2020


With support from an education specialist and in close consultation with religious leaders and community leaders, The Asia Foundation has developed a shared values education curriculum. Covering seven core humanistic values—active listening, peace, respect, tolerance, compassion, honesty and sincerity, and working together—the curriculum promotes a… Read more


Ulaanbaatar Rocked by Youthquake; Future Declared Bright

July 17, 2019

Blog Post

It was two days of debates, workshops, comedy, multimedia, and music in the capital of Mongolia, as hundreds of young people descended on Ulaanbaatar in mid-June for the first-ever Youth Voices Summit…


Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Young Leaders and the Future of Pakistan

July 25, 2018

Program Snapshot Post

Recently, youth leaders from around Pakistan gathered to examine some of the most critical issues facing Pakistan: the water crisis and governance challenges in the water sector, and energy, food, and sustainable and efficient ways forward. The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the School of Leadership, organized a panel discussion on “Water-Ene… Read more


Pakistan Elections: Will Youth Right the Nation’s Course?

July 18, 2018

Blog Post

On July 25, roughly 106 million Pakistanis will begin casting their ballots for 272 National Assembly members and 577 Provincial Assembly members to serve for the next five years. The results of past elections in Pakistan have consistently been mired in controversy. Accusations of vote-rigging from losing parties are common, as in 2013, when the Pa… Read more

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Korea Marks 20 Years as OECD Member: What do Next 20 Years Hold?

December 14, 2016

Blog Post

This month, Korea celebrates 20 years of membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the 35-member forum of mostly high-income countries that helps advance economic sustainability and the market economy. Only the second Asian country to join OECD, it is hard to imagine that just two decades ago, Korea was itself… Read more


In Photos: Unlocking the Potential of Bangladesh’s Youth

April 13, 2016

Blog Post

The global youth population has reached a remarkable 1.8 billion out of 7.3 billion, and most of them live in developing countries like Bangladesh. According to the UNFPA’s most recent State of the World Population Report, 30 percent of the 161 million people living in Bangladesh are 10-24 years in age. As Bangladesh aspires to attain middle-income… Read more


Social Enterprises: A Growth Engine to Stem Korea’s Unemployment Crisis?

March 16, 2016

Blog Post

While Korea’s development success is renowned, less known are its current development challenges. These include: an aging population, gender inequality, growing disparity, and a slowing economy. Eight out of 10 Korean adults said in a recent poll…


What Does Facebook Reveal About Public Opinion in Cambodia?

January 13, 2016

Blog Post

The 2013 national elections in Cambodia saw the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) losing 55 of the 123 parliamentary seats to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party(CNRP), the slimmest victory ever for the party that has ruled the country since 1993.


A Conversation with Korea Journalist and Nieman Fellow Seung Ryun Kim

March 18, 2015

Blog Post

Veteran Korean journalist Seung Ryun Kim, assistant editor at Channel A’s political desk, prime-time host, and 2014-15 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, recently visited Asia Foundation headquarters in San Francisco. Kim is the 27th Asian journalist sponsored by The Asia Foundation for this fellowship program since 1956.


Emerging Trends in Property Rights for Vulnerable Populations in Asia

September 10, 2014

Blog Post

Although they don’t often make international headlines, land disputes and conflict over property rights regularly make national coverage across Asia. On August 30, over 1,000 farmers assembled in Myanmar to protest ongoing land grabs. Last month in Sri Lanka, a public outcry over forced evictions in urban…