The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women’s empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.
With 18 offices throughout Asia, an office inWashington,DC, and its headquarters inSan Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $42 million.
The department’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth.
The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the principal agency responsible for managing U.S. Government assistance programs in more than 100 developing countries around the world. USAID was officially established in thePhilippines on November 3, 1961.
USAID Philippines’ current programs focus on strengthening peace in conflict-affected Mindanao, promoting good governance, increasing economic opportunities, protecting the environment, strengthening health services, and improving basic education.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. WB is not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.
Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Friedrich Naumann Foundation
FNF is an agent of organized liberalism. It promotes this through civic education, international political dialogues, and political counseling. Established in 1958 by Theodor Heuss, the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Foundation follows the ideals of protestant theologian Friedrich Naumann. Presently, FNF has numerous offices in Europe, Africa,America, andAsia. It also enjoys close links withGermany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Liberal International (LI).
While the Foundation’s activities in the field of education consist of seminars, conferences and publications aimed at promoting liberal values and principles, the international political dialogue program provides a discussion forum for a wide range of liberal issues. The Foundation’s counseling programs focus on candidates for political office, liberal political parties, and other democratic organizations.
Economic Freedom Network Asia
EFN Asia is a growing network of research institutes, practitioners, influential think-tanks and individuals, with the aim of promoting the benefits of civil society, market economy and individual liberty.
Philippine Economic Society
The Philippine Economic Society (PES) is the country’s largest network of economists in the academe, government, and business sector. Established in 1962, the PES is recognized in the international community of professional economic associations and is a founding member of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations.