Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia

SWIFT Institute Research Demonstrates That Mobile Banking Increases Financial Inclusion

SWIFT Institute Research Demonstrates That Mobile Banking Increases Financial Inclusion

July 8, 2016

New study from the SWIFT Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School looks at the impact of mobile banking on levels of financial inclusion in Africa through the lens of Kenya.

Johannesburg, 8 June 2016 – The SWIFT Institute, in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School, today released new research on the impact of mobile banking on financial inclusion. The report, ‘A Quantum Leap Over High Read more about SWIFT Institute Research Demonstrates That Mobile Banking Increases Financial Inclusion

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President Obama formally announces opening of Fulbright University Vietnam

May 23, 2016

Hanoi – Yesterday President Obama formally announced that Fulbright University Vietnam will begin operation in the fall of 2016. In remarks at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, President Obama said “now that the government of Vietnam has granted the necessary license, we can say that Fulbright University Vietnam -- this country’s first nonprofit, independent university -- can move forward and open its doors and welcome its first class this fall.” 

The announcement from President Obama comes on the heels of the Vietnam government’s formal decision to award FUV Read more about President Obama formally announces opening of Fulbright University Vietnam

Ash Center announces agreement with China's Ministry of Science and Technology

April 25, 2016

Cambridge, MA -- Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the Harvard Kennedy School announced it has signed an agreement with China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to bring up to two senior level Ministry officials to Cambridge as visiting scholars at the Center starting in the fall of 2016.

The Ministry will nominate two senior officials at the Director or Director-General level to conduct research relating to China’s energy and environmental systems, as well as examining broader innovation systems around the world. " Read more about Ash Center announces agreement with China's Ministry of Science and Technology

New Ash Center Research Initiative Maps China's Philanthropic Landscape

January 26, 2016

Cambridge, MA -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the Harvard Kennedy School, today launched China’s Most Generous, a groundbreaking new initiative on China’s philanthropic sector. The interactive site examines China’s contemporary philanthropic landscape by analyzing the background and giving of China’s most generous individuals.

The rise of private wealth is one of the most important developments in modern China, with implications for the Read more about New Ash Center Research Initiative Maps China's Philanthropic Landscape

Ash Center Receives Gift From Dalio Foundation to Support China Philanthropy Project

January 22, 2016

Cambridge, MA – Today, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce a generous gift from the Dalio Foundation to support the establishment of the Center's new China Philanthropy Project. The project enables a range of activities that support the recently launched China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) in Shenzhen, China, and will build talent within China’s charitable organizations and provide an important platform for international cooperation. 

The new project at Ash supports students, visiting scholars, training Read more about Ash Center Receives Gift From Dalio Foundation to Support China Philanthropy Project

Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, Former Indonesian Finance Minister joins the Ash Center

September 16, 2015

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a research center at the Harvard Kennedy School today announced the appointment of former Indonesian Finance Minister Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, as senior fellow.

“Dr. Basri brings to the Ash Center a wealth of experience managing growth and attracting foreign investment into one of Asia’s most dynamic and emerging economies,” said  Jay Rosengard, Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of Read more about Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, Former Indonesian Finance Minister joins the Ash Center

New Fulbright University Vietnam to Build Upon Collaborative Effort between HKS’ Vietnam Program and the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City

August 14, 2015

Cambridge, MA -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School today hailed the government of Vietnam’s decision to formally provide a license for the establishment of Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV).  The license, which was presented to the Board of the Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam by Nguyễn Phú Trọng, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam during his groundbreaking visit to the United States last month, marks a critical milestone in the creation of FUV.  The new university will be built on the foundation of the Read more about New Fulbright University Vietnam to Build Upon Collaborative Effort between HKS’ Vietnam Program and the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City

HKS Conference Explores the Private Sector’s Role in Contributing to the Public Good in the U.S. and China

Leading Academics & Practitioners Convene at Harvard to Discuss U.S.-China Relations

Leading Academics & Practitioners Convene at Harvard to Discuss U.S.-China Relations

June 20, 2012

Fourth Globalization Forum Organized by Harvard Kennedy School, the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and the Foundation for Globalization Cooperation

Cambridge, Mass. – Designed to encourage candid conversation and meaningful collaboration on key topics related to United States-China relations, the fourth Globalization Forum convened leading academics, advisors, and policymakers for a closed conference held June 18-20, 2012, at Harvard Kennedy School. Read more about Leading Academics & Practitioners Convene at Harvard to Discuss U.S.-China Relations

Ash Center Hosts Fifth Annual China Goes Global Conference

Ash Center Hosts Fifth Annual China Goes Global Conference

October 2, 2011

Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced it will host the fifth annual China Goes Global conference Sunday, October 2 through Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Held at Harvard Kennedy School, this international research conference will convene over 100 participants from government, academic, nonprofit, and business sectors to present original, multi-disciplinary research on China’s globalization. Read more about Ash Center Hosts Fifth Annual China Goes Global Conference

Harvard Kennedy School and Natixis to Host China Panel

Harvard Kennedy School and Natixis to Host China Panel

September 14, 2011

Business, academic and government leaders to discuss China’s rapid economic growth and its implications for the New England economy

Cambridge, Mass. – China Rising: Implications for the New England Regional Economy
Natixis Global Asset Management and the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School will host a high level discussion on the factors driving the rapid expansion of China’s economy and its current and future impact on the nation and region’s economic climate. The IMF predicts China’s economy will surpass that of America by 2016 Read more about Harvard Kennedy School and Natixis to Host China Panel

China Goes Global Conference Convenes at Harvard

China Goes Global Conference Convenes at Harvard

October 4, 2010

Cambridge, Mass. – The fourth annual China Goes Global conference will be held at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University October 6-8, 2010. Hosted by the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, this event will convene scholars, business executives, and students from around the world to present original research on the political, economic, cultural, and social dimensions of the China’s globalization. Read more about China Goes Global Conference Convenes at Harvard

New Ash Center Report Lauds Successes, Proposes Reforms for Indonesia

New Ash Center Report Lauds Successes, Proposes Reforms for Indonesia

August 30, 2010

Recommends Key Areas to Enhance Political, Social, and Economic Progress

Cambridge, Mass. – Formerly an authoritarian state, Indonesia has made impressive gains over the last 10 years as the world’s first majority Muslim, multi-party democracy. The country’s successes and challenges as a new democracy are the subject of the new report titled “From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation: A Strategic Assessment of Indonesia’s Prospects for Growth, Equity, and Democratic Governance.” Read more about New Ash Center Report Lauds Successes, Proposes Reforms for Indonesia

Ash Center Receives $20.5 Million Gift from the Rajawali Foundation

Ash Center Receives $20.5 Million Gift from the Rajawali Foundation

January 6, 2010

Rajawali Foundation Establishes Institute for Asia and Indonesia Program

Cambridge, Mass. – At a time of tremendous economic growth and political transformation throughout East Asia, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has announced a $20.5 million gift to launch an important new initiative designed to expand and strengthen the School’s support for policy research and educational programming in Asia. Read more about Ash Center Receives $20.5 Million Gift from the Rajawali Foundation