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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 added the following fiscal year.

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Asian Perspectives - The Economic Governance Index (EGI) and the Enterprise- Readiness of Local Governance in Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation's Director, Economic Reform and Development; Dr. Veronique Salze-Lozac'h, The Asia Foundation's Regional Economic Director in Cambodia; Dr. Eddy Malesky, Harvard Academy Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and Dr. Neil McCulloch, The Asia Foundation's Director for Economic Programs in Indonesia. The panel discussed the Economic Governance Index, a tool pioneered and designed by the Foundation and used by local governments to determine how best to encourage private sector development in Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.


Afghan Survey

Launch of the 2012 Survey of the Afghan People in Washington DC.


Asian Ambassador Dinner

Continuing dinner discussions with the Asian diplomatic and policy communities on important public policy issues, events featured author Robert Kaplan, discussing his recent book Monsoon and Madame Sadako Ogata, former president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


Asian Perspectives: Women's Changing Roles in Asia

A panel discussion on "Women's Changing Roles in Asia" to commemorate International Women's Day featuring four prominent experts from Asia discussing critical issues facing women in Asia today: gender equality and local governance, women in conflict resolution, women's entrepreneurship, and women and Islam.


Books for Asia Events

Luncheon celebrating the Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program with Ms. Melody Zavala, Director of Books for Asia, discussing the program, and Dr. Steven Rood, The Asia Foundation's Representative in the Philippines, providing an update on the Books for Asia program in the Philippines.


Economic Policy Reform in the Philippines

Launch of the Asia Foundation's new book Built on Dreams, Grounded in Reality, which is a set of case studies by development practitioners and academics focused on trying to uncover why some Philippine economic policy reforms succeeded while others failed. Several of the authors discussed the Foundation's approach to economic policy reform, which is a combination of technical analysis, political economy analysis and political action. The cases trace the political battles involved in five successful and two unsuccessful reform efforts in telecommunications, sea transport, civil aviation, water privatization, property rights legislation, tax administration and the grain sector.


Philippines in 2012: Review and Forecast

A luncheon presentation given by Dr. Steven Rood, The Asia Foundation's longtime Country Representative for the Philippines, on the afternoon of Thursday, January 26th, to discuss the latest developments in the Philippines, touching on prospects for fundamental governance reform, as well as such recent events as the string of high-profile resignations and indictments regarding electoral fraud. Dr. Rood also provided his forecast and assessment of issues likely to dominate the Philippine political agenda in 2012, including the progress of peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and continued anti-corruption efforts by President Aquino's administration.


Southeast Asia Roundtable

Monthly roundtable discussions held in Washington, D.C. on salient political, economic, and security issues important to Southeast Asia and U.S. interests in the region.

Total Expenditures: $5,894


Thailand: After the Elections

A talk given by Mr. Kim McQuay, The Asia Foundation's Country Representative for Thailand, about the aftermath of the Thai election, perceptions of the new government's performance thus far, and prospects for reconciliation in the country overall.


2011 Survey of the Afghan People: Washington DC Release

A public release of findings from Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People.

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