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Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

Philippines • Makati


Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) is an international non-government organization focused on capacity building. Over the last 11 years, ASSIST has been seeking to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa.

ASSIST takes pride in its process-oriented approach to capacity building to achieve social improvement and sustainable transformation. Its goal is to empower its target groups and make them resilient to the social, economic and environmental challenges.

It is presently based in Makati City, Philippines, but also has operations in India and Vietnam and manages projects in over 14 countries. Through its Partner to Progress philosophy, it has successfully implemented projects in collaboration with the European Union, United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), GIZ, and DEG/ KFW amongst other organizations.

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In 2013, the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) launched the ADB Youth Initiative. Its main objective is to empower youth of Asia and the Pacific as development partners by mainstreaming the participation of youth in ADB operations.

The ADB NGOC and the ADB Youth Initiative has partnered with ASSIST for the Youth4Asia Solution Search, which combines a competition and inception of an online knowledge platform that will be used to showcase, disseminate and promote youth work in the Asia Pacific. The competitions will cover specific youth activities within four areas of focus, including Health, Hygiene and Sanitation.

The online knowledge platform will consolidate youth-led projects and youth organizations that work with the government and other stakeholders on the areas of focus.

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Projects in SuSanA database: 2

2015 - 2016


Supply of Unpolluted clean drinking water to Rural Communities (Nepal)

SOURCe is PPP project financed by Vestergaard Frandsen India Pvt Ltd and DEG, implemented by ASSIST in association with SIDEC NEPAL, aims to prevent water-borne diseases in rural areas of Nepal by providing access to improved drinking water and sanitation services, through the installation of household and community water filters, as well as …

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Project ongoing since: 2014


Inspire & Ignite Skills through Inspiration - Philippines

I2Can is a series of experiential learning programs designed to provide children from urban poor and rural communities in South India with practical life skills. A non-exhaustive list of our interventions includes: 1. Teaching and training using live demonstration 2. Activity based learning such as games, role plays, show and tell, art …

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Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation
Esteban Street, Legaspi Village

1229 Makati

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Projects: 2
Added to library: 0

Partner since: 2014

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