The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote international cooperation.

Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2019, we provided $84.9 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $7.3 million. The Foundation is committed to working with a variety of civil society organizations including those who work primarily in socio-economic development and on advocacy.

Organisational Focal Person for the Citizen’s Platform

Iqbal Mahmood
Director, Governance Program

Communication Focal Person for the Citizen’s Platform

A G Mutasim Islam
Communications Coordinator

Shuprovo Arko
Communications Lead- Collective Impact

Fardeen Rahman
Communications Officer



Mailing Address: House 5, Road 8, 5th Floor, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212
Phone/Mobile: 880 (2) 984-6944 and +880 (2) 984-6945
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