Development and Aid Effectiveness
Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation
Organized jointly by the Korea Development Institute and The Asia Foundation, Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation dialogue series (AADC) brings together development experts and government officials from Asia and beyond. In September 2017, AADC dialogues focused on how Asian countries are accelerating opportunities for women and girls through their cooperation programs and where more can be done. Highlights included a discussion of how Chinese textile companies are protecting women workers and promoting women’s leadership in Asia; how Indonesian women are transferring knowledge about their role in Indonesia’s reformasi with women’s organizations in southern Thailand; how home-based workers across South Asia are collaborating to optimize their role in the supply chain; and why regional infrastructure schemes, like the Asia Africa Growth Corridor, must address gender issues. Read more about the proceedings and outcomes of the Ulaanbaatar meeting.
DEVELOPMENT AND AID EFFECTIVENESS NEWS
Expanding Role of Asian Private Sector in Development and South South CooperationCorporate representatives, government officials, policy specialists, and development practitioners from more than 10 countries gathered in New Delhi from August 10-11, 2016, for the 15th meeting of the Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC) dialogue, an ongoing series which addresses how Asian countries’ engagement in development and South-South cooperation is changing the global aid landscape and the development prospects for the region. The conference provided a forum for sharing perspectives and approaches on the role of Asian business in addressing social and economic challenges faced in the region. This is the 6th year of The Asia Foundation’s partnership with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) on the AADC program.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
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