About Us Brief description of our work, including our vision, mission, values and impact. (PDF)
Program Overview A brief overview of the major program areas of The Asia Foundation. (PDF)
2014 Asia Foundation Development Forum On September 18 in San Francisco, our Forum features the inaugural class of Asia Foundation Development Fellows, an inspirational network of young changemakers.
You can also browse all our publications.
Contract Law in Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste has much to be proud of in the wake of highly successful, fully democratic presidential and parliamentary elections earlier this year. Over the last decade, there has been significant progress in building a legal system and broader state committed to the values in the Constitution, but the state building process requires ongoing effort. This volume focuses on one such area, the creation and enforcement of contracts. The topic is now vitally important to Timor-Leste, and will become even more so in the years to come. Contracts are also a foundational topic in legal education in both civil and common law countries.