Drivers and Trends in a Changing Asia
As The Asia Foundation enters its 61st year of partnerships throughout Asia, we have identified some of the fundamental trends that will shape the region in the years ahead. From Asia, William Cole and Steven Rood blog this week on their key findings, including: Global integration will render Asia more vulnerable to economic forces from outside the region. A global geopolitical shift towards Asia and a changing landscape of economic clout will have important effects on trade, investment, and foreign aid. Demographic shifts (from ageing societies to those experiencing a youth bulge), technology, and a game-changing gender revolution will continue to be dramatic drivers of change. Read more on these trends and the continuing discourse on governance and citizen participation across Asia in our blog.