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List Thumb A 2015 Survey of the Afghan People Release in Kabul Released in Kabul, Afghanistan on November 17 and later at the United States Institute for Peace in Washington DC, the 2015 Survey of the Afghan People provides insight into the views of Afghans on issues central to the...

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List Thumb A Elections Make History, Generate Hope for a New Myanmar On Sunday, November 8, more than 30 million voters in Myanmar went to the polls to cast their votes for members of the Union Parliament as well as for the 14 state and region parliaments. These were the first elections in many...

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List Thumb A Asia Foundation Hosts Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for Innovation Talk On October 9, Asia Foundation President Arnold hosted Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, along with Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley, and former U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich at the iconic...

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List Thumb A Supporting Youth Civic Engagement in Bangladesh In this landmark year, as leaders prepare to adopt a bold new vision for sustainable development, the engagement of youth is more valuable than ever. At this critical moment in history, I call on young people to demand and...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation and Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Extend Strategic Partnership On June 15-16, as part of a two-day visit of high-level discussions with government officials and development partners in Korea, The Asia Foundation's President David D. Arnold met with Kim Young-mok, President of the Korean...

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List Thumb A Lotus Circle Gathers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art On June 2, The Asia Foundation and The Lotus Circle, a community of individuals, foundations and corporations working together to advance the rights and opportunities of women in Asia, gathered at the home of Winnie and...

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List Thumb A 2015 Lotus Leadership Awards On June 3, The Asia Foundation's Lotus Circle honored journalist and author Sheryl WuDunn, and Dr. Ranjana Kumari, a leader in the women's rights movement in India, at the fifth annual Lotus Leadership Awards in New York City,...

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List Thumb A Remote Nepal, Post-Earthquake On April 30, 2015, The Asia Foundation traveled to some of the worst affected areas of Nepal to witness firsthand the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The Foundation is working to provide immediate emergency relief...

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List Thumb A Observing Municipal Elections in Bangladesh On April 28, 2015 Bangladesh held municipal elections for mayors and ward councilors in Dhaka North, Dhaka South, and Chittagong. The city corporation elections, as they are called, were important for many reasons. They were...

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List Thumb A 2015 Nepal Earthquake The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, and its powerful aftershocks left residents trapped on streets blocked with rubble and shaken by powerful tremors that made those structures still standing too...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation's Young Lotus Circle Gathers in New York for 3rd Annual Soiree The Asia Foundation and the Young Lotus Circle, a diverse group of young professionals who support The Asia Foundation's Women's Empowerment Program, held an event in New York City on April 2, 2015 to raise funds to improve...

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List Thumb A 2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellows in Nepal and Singapore On March 5-15, The Asia Foundation hosted the 2015 class of the Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia's Future program in Singapore and Nepal. The 12 Fellows – a dynamic and inspirational...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation and Korea Development Institute: Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation The contemporary aid landscape is changing dramatically and Asian donors are playing an increasingly larger role in aid delivery. Against this backdrop, and following on the 2011-2014 collaboration between The Asia Foundation...

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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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