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Outside a sari-sari convenience store in the Philippines.

Interview: How Mobile Technology is Empowering the Philippines' Poor

Ibrahim 'Ibba' Bernardo, and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, talks about spreading technology among small business owners in the Philippines and beyond. more
Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin speaking Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the "Responsible Investment in Myanmar's Future" program at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Watch: Myanmar's 'Salesman in Chief' Makes His Pitch to US Investors

Watch Myanmar's foreign minister discuss the "gold rush" in his country, and hear why MTV's founder thinks this is a "historic opportunity." more

In 2012 it Was Full Speed Ahead on China's Rails

Asia Society ChinaFile Fellow Maura Cunningham evaluates China's latest push for high-speed railways. more
The expert panel gathers for a photo before the discussion
Can US Companies Adopt a "Jugaad" Mindset?
On May 23, 2012 ASNC invited experts from Google and frog design to discuss jugaad. more
Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo. more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith,  with the Hon. Warwick Smith AM, Chairman, NSW & ACT, ANZ on Feb. 27, 2012.
Australia Strengthens Ties with Laos
Laotian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith met a select group of business leaders with an interest in Laos. more
L to R: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo with Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman of (CERG) Advisory, Jim Shapiro, Head of Market Development of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Intellecap CEO Krishan Sree Kumar and ASIC Executive Director Bunty Chand in Mumbai on Nov. 8, 2011.
Understanding the Poor to Help the Poor
The authors of "Poor Economics" explain what measures actually help lift people out of poverty, and how many such efforts are wasted because of a lack of understanding of the poor. more