We are a longstanding partner of both government and civil society in Asia, supporting initiatives to build more effective and responsive governance that expands justice, accelerates social and economic development, and promotes peace and security. The Foundation promotes good governance and reform at all levels through programs that counter corruption, support parliamentary and constitutional development, and foster an active civil society sector.
- More effective, accountable, and transparent institutions
- Reduced levels of corruption
- Increased citizen voice and participation through a robust civil society
- More credible and legitimate elections
- More equitable, accessible, and effective systems of justice
- Stronger mechanisms for managing conflict and reducing violence
Measuring Economic Governance for Private Sector Development
The Economic Governance Index (EGI) is a tool that has become widely accepted by governments to understand economic growth, attract investors, and engage in public-private sector dialogue. The Myanmar Business Environment Index (MBEI) follows in this tradition by adapting the EGI model to the Myanmar context. The MBEI is designed to provide Union and state/region government leaders, as well as stakeholders such as business managers, with a tool to understand and address the challenges Myanmar businesses face, and thereby encourage sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Political Economy Analysis of Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in Nepal
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, followed by an even more devastating aftershock two weeks later resulting in almost 9,000 deaths, 8 million people affected, and leaving vast swaths of the nation in rubble. This paper is an assessment of the role of newly-formed local governments in post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal. Reconstruction has remained in peril for a considerable period, and this study identifies reasons behind lacklustre post-earthquake recovery process, as well as potential strategic interventions.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Trade in the Sulu Archipelago: Informal Economies Amidst Maritime Security Challenges
October 31, 2019
Forbes Op-Ed Examines ASEAN Regional Development Cooperation
October 30, 2019
Mobilizing Changemakers for our Sustainable Future
Meet Akshat Singhal and Sohara Mehroze, two of our 2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows.