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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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List Thumb A Myanmar 2014: Civic Knowledge and Values in a Changing Society After decades of military rule and isolation, people are hopeful about Myanmar's future and recent transition to democracy, but their optimism is tempered by the challenges that remain, according to a survey released in...

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List Thumb A 2014 Survey of the Afghan People - Kabul and Washington, D.C. launches The longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions, the Survey of the Afghan People provides insight into the views of Afghans on issues central to the country's development. Afghans defied...

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List Thumb A Commemorating 60 Years of Addressing Critical Issues in Korea On November 6, The Asia Foundation marked its 60th anniversary with a special day-long event and gala as part of the Foundation's year-long, global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia today. Hosted by Chairman of...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues Facing Asia: Marking 60 Years Much has changed in Asia and the world since the founding of The Asia Foundation in 1954. Guided by a vision for a peaceful, just and thriving Asia, we are marking our 60th anniversary with a year-long global conversation on...

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List Thumb A 2014 Asia Foundation Development Forum On September 18, The Asia Foundation hosted its "2014 Asia Foundation Development Forum: Challenges and Voices for Asia's Future," a unique opportunity in San Francisco to learn from leading development practitioners and...

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List Thumb A 60th Anniversary Gala The Asia Foundation commemorated six decades of improving lives and expanding opportunities during a gala fundraising dinner. Leaders and philanthropists recognized the Foundation's creation of a more peaceful, just, and...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Climate Change & Water Resource Management Images of the major rivers of Asia – including the mighty Mekong that snakes through Southeast Asia and the Ganges and other revered rivers that bisect the subcontinent – might seem at odds with the sobering fact...

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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts Subnational conflicts are the most deadly, widespread, and enduring violent conflicts in Asia. Recent studies by The Asia Foundation indicate that more people have died in the region's 26 subnational conflicts than in...

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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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