Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia

  • 31.03.2020 | Coronabrief

    Nepal: Tourism sector workers lose livelihoods

    In Nepal, the last tourists are leaving. Their guides stay behind. How are workers in the tourism sector coping with the COVID-19 crisis?


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FES in Asia

This website gives you regular updates of FES regional projects and activities across our Asia country offices.

It offers news articles on current debates and a range of research publications and policy briefs to download.  

01.04.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Analysis: The Belt and Road Initiative in Malaysia

China’s geopolitics and geoeconomics are challenged by democratic transformation. Looking closely at the example of Malaysia, Sergio Grassi, analyses the Belt and Road Initiative.


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24.03.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

Digital justice for the next billion users

Payal Arora, author of “The Next Billion Users. Digital Life beyond the West” shares her views on digital justice and how it relates to the digital divide and the platform economy.


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17.03.2020 | News

Are universities ready to meet the demand of the labour market?

Bangladesh’s higher education is deteriorating. Extensive reforms are necessary for universities to better respond to the demands of the labour markets in a changing world.


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Alliances for gender just climate action

From Hanoi to Katowice: We must step up climate action targets
Together further and fairer – A just energy transition in Asia

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FES Connect

FES Connect

The FES Connect portal sources and shares the most compelling debates and stories published across the international network of FES. more

IPS Journal

IPS Journal

IPS-Journal is an active debate platform addressing questions of international and European politics. more

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FES Singapore

This is the official page of FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia. Through cross-border projects we tackle social justice in Asia, with focus on decent working conditions, social protection systems and gender equality.

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FES Economy of Tomorrow (Regional Project)

Socially just, resilient and green dynamic growth is necessary to produce the conditions for a Good Society with full capabilities for all. A project that brings together thinkers from Asia and Europe to tackle this challenge.

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FES Afghanistan

A constructive dialogue between civil society and state actors, peaceful conflict resolution as well as women and youth empowerment are core areas of our work in Kabul since 2002.

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FES India

Since 1981, the FES Delhi office is working on women, gender and youth equality, labour rights as well as a socially balanced economy. Explore what FES has achieved here so far.

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FES Pakistan

Explore the work of our Islamabad office on women and youth empowerment, the promotion of democracy and a socially just economy. FES Pakistan has functioned as a catalyst in the country and region since the 1980s.

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FES Thailand

Social justice and an active civil society are key aims of our work in Thailand. Since 1970, our Bangkok office has supported the democratization process and democratic actors.

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FES Vietnam

Among the first NGOs in Vietnam, FES is supporting the renovation process known as Doi moi since 1990. The promotion of social justice and political participation are key areas in this relation.

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FES Bangladesh

In 2014, FES officially opened its office in Dhaka. Together with partners, we facilitate inclusive dialogues on social justice with a focus on labour rights, sustainable development and international cooperation.

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FES Indonesia

Sustainability, social transformation in the city and the welfare state – those are the areas our office in Jakarta has been working on since 1968. Albeit success in these fields, challenges remain to this day.

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FES Nepal

How can democratic political institutions and an active civil society be fostered in Nepal? This is one question the FES office has been working on in different projects since 1994.

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FES Korea

Democratic pluralism, a socially balanced economy and the inter-Korean dialogue are key working areas of our office in Seoul. FES has collaborated with its regional partners for more than 55 years in these fields.

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FES Myanmar

In Myanmar, country that has experienced over 50 years of military rule, FES promotes an inclusive and participatory reform process. A socially just society and enhanced peace and cooperation are core values of our mission.

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FES Mongolia

With more than 20 years since it first started to work in Mongolia, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung from its office in Ulaanbaatar supports partners in promoting social democracy, gender equality and a just society.

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FES Philippines

In the Philippines since 1964, we promote democracy and work to strengthen the social and ecological dimensions of economic development through education, research, political dialogue, and international cooperation. 

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