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The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Its programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century – governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation.

Omidyar Network’s support will assist The Asia Foundation’s work with partners including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, Skyeye, and others to improve secure property rights in the Philippines, where millions of parcels remain untitled making them unbankable and untradeable. The project will design a program to enable titling across urban land parcels in the country.  

The organizations will train a cadre of para-surveyors who will help citizens to file title claims and will develop field tools, including the use of drone imagery, to enhance the efficiency of the title review process. They will also create an online adjudication application system to allow the government and citizens to track their claims online.

Supported by PlaceFund on behalf of Omidyar Network.




$431,000 (2015)

$400,000 (2018)

The Asia Foundation David Arnold

David D. Arnold

President and CEO