The Asia Foundation has a long history of supporting economic growth across Asia through both public and private channels. Our approach is to empower local entrepreneurs with the tools, information, and resources they need to seize business opportunities and to work with government, local authorities, and civil society to improve business environments at the regional, national or local levels. The Foundation's economic development program focuses on three core areas: business environments and policy reform; support to entrepreneurship, and regional economic cooperation, with special attention to women and environmental concerns.
Books change lives. Books crackle with ideas and help shape young people's imaginations, critical thinking skills, and their understanding of the world. They are powerful tools to combat poverty and inspire positive, long-lasting change. Books for Asia has been committed to empowering children with literacy, creating opportunities for higher learning, and educating future leaders in 18 countries, from Afghanistan to Vietnam, for 55 years.