Inclusive Economic Growth

We support Asian initiatives to foster inclusive economic growth and broaden economic opportunities. We work at all levels—from local to regional—to increase economic opportunities and expand investment and trade; strengthen partnerships among governments, private enterprise, and civil society to promote broad-based, sustainable growth; and improve the responsiveness of public authorities to demand a more supportive business environment, including for women entrepreneurs.


  • Expanded economic opportunities through reading and digital literacy skills, education reform, STEM, and workforce development
  • Improved business environment for private sector growth and job creation
  • Stronger policy measures for continued economic growth in Advanced Middle Income Countries
  • Increased societal benefits through entrepreneurship, partnerships, and innovation

Critical Reforms to Bangladesh's Leather Sector

Under its partnership with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Foundation has played a catalyzing role in the relocation of the leather tanning industry from central Dhaka—where it was heavily polluting the Buriganga River—to a new, environmentally-compliant industrial estate outside the city.

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2024 Lotus Leadership Awards

Thursday, April 25, 2024, New York City

The Lotus Leadership Awards recognize contributions towards gender equality in Asia and the Pacific