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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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List Thumb A The Estée Lauder Companies and The Asia Foundation On June 18, 2014, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored The Estée Lauder Companies at the fourth annual Lotus...

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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 2014 Lotus Leadership Awards On June 18, 2014, The Asia Foundation and the Lotus Circle, a community of individuals working with The Asia Foundation to empower women and girls in Asia, honored Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, PEKKA Founder Nani...

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List Thumb A Supporting Business to Build Community Resilience to Disaster Community resilience depends greatly on the ability of the private sector—particularly small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) —to bounce back, re-establish production, and continue to provide employment to...

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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 Improving Access to Information on Waste Management in Mongolia More than half of the 1.2 million residents of Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, live in the city's sprawling ger areas, and the majority of residents lack access to basic public services such as water, sewage systems,...

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List Thumb A Legal Aid Delivers Justice in Indonesia Millions of poor and marginalized Indonesians live without the full protection of the law. Securing access to justice for these citizens is a vital component of reducing poverty and vulnerability and delivering democratic...

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List Thumb A Improving Water Quality in Laos Clean rivers in Laos are critically important to the well-being of local communities and to the country’s national development. Nearly 80 percent of the population of this landlocked Southeast Asian nation depends on...

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List Thumb A Asia Foundation Honors Senator Dianne Feinstein of California at 60th Anniversary Dinner in Washington DC On May 19, The Asia Foundation honored Senator Dianne Feinstein of California with the first-ever Chairman's Award for her commitment to U.S.-Asia Relations at a special Ambassadors Dinner in Washington, DC. Ambassadors from...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation Timeline Explore Our Timeline. The Asia Foundation timeline is a living document that will continue on into the future, and we welcome input for existing and new entries. Please contact timeline@asiafoundation.org to submit your input.

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Access to Justice & Human Rights Weak legal institutions and poorly functioning systems of justice pose challenges to citizens throughout Asia in resolving disputes, enforcing their rights, and accessing benefits to which they are legally entitled. This...

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List Thumb A Asia Foundation Development Fellows in Philippines and Singapore On April 3-13, The Asia Foundation hosted the inaugural class of The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia's Future program in Singapore and the Philippines. The 10 fellows – an accomplished...

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List Thumb A The Estée Lauder Scholars in Vietnam Today, The Estée Lauder Companies is touching the lives of young women in the Mekong Delta through a unique partnership with The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program – The Estée Lauder Scholars. In...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Women's Participation While Asian women are increasingly visible in leadership positions, political participation rates of men and women continue to be vastly unequal. In many countries, women are routinely discouraged from entering public office....

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