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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2013 projects will be added in Spring, 2014.

Displaying 295 Projects

Projects : China

China FY2012 Donors:

The Boeing Company; The Ford Foundation; Give2Asia; The Henry Luce Foundation; The Kylin TV Foundation, Inc.; Members of the Lotus Circle; The Levi Strauss Foundation; Royal Netherlands Embassy, in China; Two Ten Footwear Foundation; United States Agency for International Development; United States Department of State; Various Individual Donors

China FY2012 Expenditures: $5,301,418 (Includes in-kind value of Books for Asia donations.)

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Community-Based Clean Water Solutions

Support for the development of "Community-based Clean Water Solutions," by selecting a section of a river and designing a future pilot project in the area with community-based clean water solutions and participation through multi-stakeholder consultations.

2012

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Environmental Conflict

Encouraging the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in cases of environmental conflict. Conducting research on current practices, training potential practitioners, working with trainees to apply ADR approaches to actual cases, and developing a draft rule on the use of ADR in environmental disputes, for submission to policymakers.

Local Partner:

Peking University Law School

2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Engaging Chinese experts to participate in dialogues on Asian donors in development to share and discuss the policies and strategies that guide China’s development cooperation. Sponsored and co-hosted a related June 2012 conference in Beijing on Pro-Poor Growth & Development Cooperation: Experience & Lessons from Asia, with participation from experts from around Asia.

Local Partners:

China Agricultural University; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation

2012

Books For Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 36,861 books and journals to 191 schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout China.

Local Partner:

China Education Publications Import and Export Corporation

2012

China Administrative Law and Procedure Program

Contributing to improved government commitment and capacity to adhere to standardized administrative procedures, empowering citizens to participate in government decision-making. Strengthening judicial practice with regard to intellectual property rights protection. Assisting the Shenzhen Environmental Protection Bureau to develop and test guidelines and mechanisms for implementing a local environmental protection regulation, and increasing the awareness and capacity of business and citizen representatives to participate in the environmental decision-making process.

Local Partners:

Administrative Law Research Association of China Law Society; Center for Public Participation Studies and Support; Lanzhou University Law School; Nanjing University of Technology Law School; Northwest University of Politics and Law Administrative Law School; Shenzhen Academy of Environmental Science; Supreme People’s Court

2012

China Study Tour for Nine American Graduate Students

Liaison with officials of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in screening of master's degree students applicants for a study tour in China focusing on the country's internal challenges and the impact on external relations.

2012

China’s Administrative Reconsideration System

Supporting revision of China’s Administrative Reconsideration Law. Convening domestic and international experts to share best practices for the design and implementation of administrative reconsideration mechanisms, and to develop suggested revisions to the Law.

Local Partner:

China University of Politics and Law

2012

Citizen Redress for State Actions in China

Assessing implementation of the amended State Compensation Law and Administrative Litigation Law. Increasing citizen awareness and access to legal services for state compensation and administrative review cases. Developing and testing independent review mechanisms for state compensation and administrative review cases.

Local Partners:

Administrative Law Research Association; Beijing Impact Law Firm; China University of Political Science and Law; Heilongjiang University Law School; Legal Aid Centers; Northwest University of Political Science and Law; Shanxi University Law School; South China University of Technology Law School; Southwest University of Political Science and Law; State Council Legislative Affairs Office; Supreme People’s Court; Zhengzhou University Law School

2012

Community-Based Disaster Management in China

Engaging multi-sectoral partners to improve the ability of communities and schools to plan for and respond to natural disasters, thereby reducing the impact of disasters on vulnerable populations. Activities include: developing comprehensive community-based disaster management models and training programs; providing training to communities and schools in Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Jiangxi provinces; and disseminating experiences and lessons around China.

Local Partners:

Ministry of Civil Affairs; Beijing Normal University, College of Resources Science and Technology; Chengdu Education Foundation; National Institute of Education Sciences

2012

Disaster Management Leadership and Coordination

Improving disaster management capacity by: developing training programs and materials for government officials and trainers; conducting comparative research on disaster management policies and practices; and providing policy recommendations. Conducting additional research and experience sharing activities on the international disaster assistance systems and practices of China, Japan, the United States, and Australia, and drafting policy recommendations on foreign assistance.

Local Partners:

Ministry of Civil Affairs; Chinese Academy of Governance, National Institute of Emergency Management; Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation

2012

Disaster Management and Volunteerism

A U.S. observation program for officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and other government and NGO partners on volunteerism in the U.S. and its role in disaster management. The six-member delegation examined policies and practices pertaining to cooperation with volunteer agencies at the federal, state and local levels in Washington, DC and Louisiana.

2012

Education and Dialogue on Sino-American Relations: Study Tour to China

Organizing an observation tour to China for graduate students from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University to increase their understanding of U.S.-China relations.

Local Partners:

Fudan University; Inner Mongolia Agricultural University

2012

Educational Opportunities and Training for Chinese Footwear Workers

Providing scholarships to footwear factory workers to enroll in vocational schools and colleges, thereby increasing the knowledge, skills, personal confidence, and employment opportunities of hundreds of factory workers. Raising awareness of factory workers on issues of health and safety through in-factory training and education.

Local Partners:

Stella International Ltd.; Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd.; Zhongshan New Hope Education Institute

2012

Foreign Aid Laws and Regulations

Conducting a comparative study to provide Chinese policymakers with comprehensive analysis of the foreign aid policies and legal frameworks of selected donors, including the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, Korea, and Taiwan.

Local Partner:

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Rural Development Institute

2012

Herders’ Associations in Inner Mongolia

Facilitating the development and training of herders’ associations in Inner Mongolia on internal governance structures, financial management, accounting, and public participation in local decision-making, as well as demonstrations on grassland management, animal husbandry, and product marketing.

Local Partner:

Inner Mongolia Agricultural University

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