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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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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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List Thumb A Critical Issues: Transparency & Accountability Corruption is deeply entrenched in many Asian countries and continues to erode public trust in democratic processes and in public institutions. Accountable governance institutions are essential to sustainable growth in Asia,...

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List Thumb A Young Lotus Circle Hosts 2nd Annual Winter Soiree to Benefit Women's Empowerment Program On January 15, The Young Lotus Circle held its second annual Young Lotus Circle Winter Soiree at Junoon Patiala restaurant in New York City to benefit and raise awareness of The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program....

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List Thumb A Thailand Village Renaming Celebration Event On February 8-9, The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with local partners, the Center for Conservation for Local Culture and Environment in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand (PUSTA), and the Southern Border Provinces...

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List Thumb A Stories Less Told: Psychosocial Workers in Sri Lanka May 2009 marked the end of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war, but much work remains to heal the deep psychological wounds from this long and brutal ethnic conflict. This photo essay documents The Asia Foundation's psychosocial...

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List Thumb A 2013 Survey of the Afghan People - Washington, DC Launch On December 11, 2013 in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, its ninth annual survey of Afghan citizens. 9,260 Afghan men and women were interviewed in 34 provinces in...

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List Thumb A 2013 Survey of the Afghan People - Kabul Launch On December 5, 2013, The Asia Foundation released Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, the longest-running public opinion poll in the country. As Afghanistan approaches major security and political transitions...

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List Thumb A Photojournalist Aref Yaqubi Captures Afghanistan's Historic Ghazni Situated in eastern Afghanistan along the strategic route that links Kabul and Kandahar, Ghazni plays a key role in the historical, economic, agricultural, and political realms of contemporary Afghanistan, and was named the...

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List Thumb A Interviews across Afghanistan In July 2013 expert survey teams were deployed across all 34 provinces in Afghanistan to gather the opinions of more than 9,000 Afghans, face to face, regarding the most critical issues facing the country. Annually The Asia...

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List Thumb A Barangay Elections in the Philippines Test Security Five months after the May, 2013 mid-term national and local elections in the Philippines, nearly 54 million citizens headed to the polls on October 28 to elect their new barangay chairpersons and councilors. In the...

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List Thumb A Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie Hosts Lyn Devon Trunk Show to Benefit The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program On September 24, 2013, Asia Foundation Trustee and Lotus Circle Advisor Missie Rennie hosted a trunk show at fashion designer Lyn Devon's Manhattan showroom to benefit The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program. The...

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List Thumb A Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities for 20 Years in Mongolia The Asia Foundation Mongolia is marking its 20th anniversary in Mongolia this year. As one of the first NGOs to be invited to Mongolia, the Foundation began implementing programs in 1990, formally opening its office in 1993....

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