Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia

  • 25.05.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

    Life after the lockdown: Vietnam’s COVID-19 success story

    The remarkable success in keeping the number of coronavirus infections low and deaths at zero allows Vietnam to gradually reopen its economy. Life is...


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  • 21.05.2020 | Cross-cutting regional issues | Coronabrief

    Gig workers in the pandemic: A call to catalyse social protection

    Gig workers hold a unique position in the economic crisis triggered by COVID-19. Some parts of the gig economy – delivery of food, groceries, and...


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  • 19.05.2020 | Cross-cutting regional issues | Coronabrief

    Markers of identity: Asia’s cultural heritage in times of COVID-19

    Often overlooked, workers in the tourism sector are now facing severe social challenges owing to the closing of UNESCO heritage sites and the absence...


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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.  

22.05.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

Out now: Women and the Future of the Digital Economy in Asia

A new FES study investigates how women in Asia are affected by digitalization and automation and explores feminist perspectives on the digital economy


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04.05.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

New FES study: Women and the Future of Care Work in Asia

Around the world, women conduct the majority of (un)paid care work. In Asia, the care sector is particularly large. A new FES study investigates what the present and future of work looks like for the economy of care in Asia.


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08.04.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum & China’s Belt Road Initiative: A match made at sea?

China has become Indonesia’s largest trading partner and its third largest foreign investor. Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum and China’s Belt Road Initiative at first glance seem to be like a perfect match. But bilateral relations have always been complicated by being entangled with Indonesian domestic politics.


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We work on social democracy, the economy of tomorrow, gender and social justice, trade and social dialogue, peace and security, and climate change and energy across the Asia-Pacific region.

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FES Connect

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IPS Journal

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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 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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