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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 83 Projects

Projects : Malaysia

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2012

Access to Trade and Growth of Women's SMEs in APEC Developing Economies: Evaluating Business Environments in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia

Conducting a survey in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia to increase the understanding of constraints to women's entrepreneurship and access to trade in APEC developing economies. Developing policy recommendations for consideration by women business associations and by APEC and its member economies to build awareness of, and interest for, the role of women and the need to create women-friendly business environments.

Total Expenditures: $206,761

Funding Sources: Expenditures:
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat (APEC Secretariat)$145,664
Congressional appropriation$61,097
2012

Access4Asia

Developing and implementing a pilot environmental awareness program for schools in rural Sabah. Capturing the progress and development of the participants by creating media materials based on their learning experience.

Local Partners:

Partners of Community Organisations in Sabah (PACOS Trust); Malaysia Nature Society

Total Expenditures: $14,370

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC)

Supporting the sharing and strengthening of Malaysia's development cooperation approaches and strategies by facilitating the participation of Malaysian experts in an ongoing dialogue series jointly organized by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and The Asia Foundation. Dialogues held in New Delhi and Beijing focused on the theme of pro-poor, inclusive growth.

Total Expenditures: $6,287

Funding Sources:
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
2012

Books for Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 21,764 books and journals to schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout Malaysia. The program received its second shipment to Sabah and is now completely self-funded.

Local Partner:

Partners of Community Organisations in Sabah (PACOS Trust)

Total Expenditures: $16,079

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Building Community Resilience in Vulnerable Regions of Sabah

Strengthening community efforts in Sabah to respond to cross-border security issues by working with village leaders and local law enforcement to prevent, protect, and advocate around security threats.

Local Partner:

Partners of Community Organizations in Sabah (PACOS Trust)

Total Expenditures: $85,338

Funding Sources: Expenditures:
United States Department of State$70,235
British High Commission, in Malaysia$15,103
2012

Business Environment Index

Supporting the Government of Malaysia's objective of achieving an improved business environment and strengthened national competitiveness by addressing key challenges, including corruption, lack of transparency, and issues with regulation.

Local Partners:

Monash University Sunway Campus Malaysia; RAM Holdings Berhad

Total Expenditures: $2,274

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Creating a Robust and Transparent Electoral Process in Malaysia

Continuing longstanding efforts to support Malaysian democratization and governance. Strengthening the country's electoral process by improving the quality and transparency of the electoral roll; increasing voters' access to information on registration and polling processes; improving the efficiency and integrity of campaigning and election day operations; and increasing the credibility of absentee voting procedures.

Local Partners:

Centre for Independent Journalism; Merdeka Center for Opinion Research; National Institute for Democracy and Electoral Integrity

Total Expenditures: $145,281

Funding Sources:
United States Department of State
2012

Evaluating Business Environments to Foster Access to Trade and Growth of Women's Small and Medium Enterprises in Southeast Asian APEC Developing Economies

Researching and analyzing the factors affecting access to trade and growth of women-owned small and medium enterprises in three APEC developing economies – Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Making policy recommendations for consideration by APEC and its member economies.

Local Partner:

National Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Malaysia (NAWEM)

Total Expenditures: $28,234

Funding Sources:
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat (APEC Secretariat)
2012

Improving Aid to Subnational Conflict Areas

Contributing technical expertise to a multi-country study of development assistance to subnational conflict areas in Southeast Asia (Aceh, southern Thailand, Mindanao) as part of a regional program to build understanding of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of subnational conflicts, and to provide recommendations for donors and host governments to improve the effectiveness of development and governance approaches for conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and recovery in subnational conflict areas.

Total Expenditures: $42,870

Funding Sources:
The World Bank
2012

Mainstreaming Malaysia's Approaches to Development Cooperation

Enhancing Malaysia's development effectiveness and rationalizing its approach to the global aid architecture. Supporting the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) to write articles about Malaysia's development cooperation programs for local media, and to conduct a series of interviews and roundtable discussions with government ministries, development cooperation experts, practitioners, and academics to strengthen understanding of current policies and programs.

Local Partner:

Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS)

Total Expenditures: $11,617

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
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