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Podcast: Bulldozing ASEAN’s Digital Divide

Podcast: Bulldozing ASEAN’s Digital Divide

Southeast Asia may be mad for social media, but peek behind the smartphone mania and the skills to get a job in the new economy or take a small business online are still in short supply. As the pandemic turns up the pressure to go digital, a new project from The Asia Foundation and Google.org is about to change that.

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Covid and Conflict in Myanmar’s Borderlands: A View from the Field

Covid and Conflict in Myanmar’s Borderlands: A View from the Field

Already fractured by long and intractable conflicts, Myanmar’s border regions must now face the misery of Covid-19 amid continuing armed clashes and social services divided between the competing authority of the central government and ethnic armed organizations.

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Covid Lays Bare the Flaws in Asia’s Booming Megacities

Covid Lays Bare the Flaws in Asia’s Booming Megacities

After 20 years of dazzling growth, Asia is now home to nearly half of the world’s urban population. Now, Covid-19 is revealing how this breakneck growth has left behind the very citizens whose toil has built Asia’s prosperity.

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Covid-19 Is a Feminist Issue

Covid-19 Is a Feminist Issue

Across the Asia-Pacific and around the globe, Covid-19 is having a disproportionate impact on women and girls. A recent Asia Foundation webinar explored feminist strategies to mitigate the gendered effects of the pandemic.

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Thinking and Working Politically, a Conversation with Jaime Faustino

Thinking and Working Politically, a Conversation with Jaime Faustino

Since early 2012, The Asia Foundation’s Coalitions for Change project in the Philippines has been rocking the emerging discipline of “thinking and working politically,” which is…what, exactly? In a new book, Jaime Faustino answers that question with a tale of strange bedfellows, unexpected obstacles, and astonishing solutions.

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Jobs and Small Businesses in the New Normal

Jobs and Small Businesses in the New Normal

In a still-locked-down Asia-Pacific, the world of work is becoming a world of screens. The digital economy can be a lifeline for both workers and small businesses as they struggle with Covid-19 and the future of work, but prosperity for all will require a delicate balancing act.

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