South Korea today is an economic powerhouse and robust democracy. This success has led Koreans to undertake an expansive aid program and actively share lessons of their country’s transformation from post-war aid recipient to donor. Our office in Seoul partners with South Korean government agencies and NGOs involved in international development and facilitates regional cooperation in Northeast Asia. Korea office website.
Books in 10 languages for migrant children
In order to build much-needed cultural and language bridges among foreign-born and mixed families in Korea, our office in Seoul wrote and published new bilingual children’s storybooks in 10 migrant languages and Korean. With generous support from the MoneyGram Foundation and the Seoul Metropolitan Government, we created 5,000 new hard-copy print books that are being widely distributed, and provided access to our free Let’s Read digital library. For additional impact, a story and illustration contest for migrant women authors provided a platform to create the new texts.
NEWS FROM KOREA
Asian approaches to development cooperation
The Korea Development Institute and The Asia Foundation convene a yearly high-level dialogue series on Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC). Experts from throughout Asia and beyond examine a key development challenge in-depth each year. With additional support from the Australian Government, this year's dialogue focused on women's and girls' empowerment. AADC participants convened in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in September to examine how Asian countries are approaching the women's empowerment agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals. Case studies presented included: new ways Chinese textile companies are working to protect women workers; Indonesian women reformers collaborating with women's organizations in southern Thailand; and why regional infrastructure schemes must address gender issues.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Cambodia’s National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations and The Asia Foundation Sign MOU
July 2, 2020
Nikkei Asian Review Highlights Go Digital ASEAN
June 30, 2020
ASEAN and The Asia Foundation, with Support from Google.org, Collaborate to Equip 200,000 Micro and Small Enterprises with Digital Skills and Tools Amidst the Covid-19 Crisis
June 22, 2020
Myanmar Times Cites Asia Foundation Survey on Business Impact of Covid-19
June 15, 2020
Let’s Read, our free digital library,
is helping children learn at home.
Learn about our Covid-19 efforts.
Let’s Read, our free digital library, is helping children learn at home. Learn about our Covid-19 efforts.