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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Poverty and Income Inequality Despite the region's dramatic growth, income inequality across much of Asia is rising, and poverty remains a stubborn issue to overcome. Some 700 million people across the region live on less than $1 a day. In response,...

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List Thumb A Myanmar Parliamentary Study Tour to Korea The first session of Myanmar’s Parliament was held in January 2011, but the legislative body has been extraordinarily busy catching up on a long list of laws that need to be updated, revised, or established anew to meet...

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List Thumb A State and Region Governments in Myanmar On October 23, 2013, The Asia Foundation hosted a presentation of the major findings from a new study on subnational governance, entitled "State and Region Governments in Myanmar." Authors of the study, Dr. Matthew Arnold, a...

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List Thumb A Third Annual Lotus Circle Luncheon On June 6, 2013, The Asia Foundation and The Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mr. Chong-Moon Lee at the third...

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List Thumb A Preventing Human Trafficking in Asia: Chong-Moon Lee and Sapana Pradhan Malla For more than a decade, The Asia Foundation has been leading the fight against human trafficking. We partner with more than 60 local organizations, in 10 countries, reaching hundreds of thousands of people across Asia....

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Official Visit with Myanmar President U Thein Sein From October 22-26, 2012, Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold led an official delegation to Myanmar. During this historic visit, President Arnold called on the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein...

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List Thumb A Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at The Asia Foundation - September 28, 2012 On Friday, September 28, The Asia Foundation hosted Nobel laureate, democracy icon, and elected parliamentarian of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, for an invitation-only event in San Francisco. This marked her first public...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation Hosts Daw Aung San Suu Kyi On Sept. 28, 2012, The Asia Foundation hosted Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Member of Parliament,  Myanmar. At her first Bay Area public address, Daw Suu Kyi spoke to an audience of political, civic, and business...

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