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22.11.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

German small and medium enterprises inspire delegation from Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi delegation explores small and medium enterprises in Stuttgart.


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28.10.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Building liveable, social cities for the economy of tomorrow in Asia and Germany

Urbanists from Europe and Asia are facing some of the same challenges, but from often quite different angles. Experts from nine Asian countries...


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11.10.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Shopping malls aren’t enough – an inclusive city needs people-oriented planning

If urban development is led by communities it can make cities—and the wider economy—more inclusive and socially just. Indonesian urbanists discussed...


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30.05.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

China-India exchange on electrical-vehicle technology could boost industry, sustainability

India shares many development challenges with other countries, in particular regarding the energy transition and its environmental sustainability....


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01.02.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

The urban housing crises of Indonesia and Malaysia: Same-same but different

The large cities of Indonesia and Malaysia are no exception to the trend or rising poor and massive shortage in affordable housing and public...


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15.01.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

How to put the “social” into smart cities?

A German delegation hosted by FES, visited Singapore to find out how the city state uses technology for creating a liveable city.


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| Economy of tomorrow | News

Reform of skills systems needed in Asia

Policies promoting the digital economy and transformation of manufacturing must incorporate the social and ecological interests, including those of...


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16.10.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Managing the labour market in an integrated ASEAN in the digital era

Smart factories and AI-augmented services have potential to cause massive disruption in the labour-intensive manufacturing and services sectors of...


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Tuesday, 16.10.18 to Wednesday, 17.10.18 - Jakarta, Indonesia | Economy of tomorrow | Event, News

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Digitalization & Work 4.0 – A Right to Training

How can we skill and empower the workforce in the throes of ongoing changes in the labour market? This question will be the leitmotif of an upcoming...


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| Economy of tomorrow | Publication

German Robots in China and the Alibaba Villages

Discussion paper based on a conference on "Intelligent Manufacturing and Work 4.0 - Challenges and perspectives in China, South East Asia and Germany.


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19.06.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Jobs: The challenge of soaring unemployment, a year before 2019 Indian parliament elections

What lies behind the looming crisis over the future of jobs and how might it might impact the politics of India in 2019?


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Truong Minh Vu and Nguyen Vu Nhat Anh | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Vietnamese discourse

This publications investigates the discourse revolving around the concept of Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. It explores the current Vietnamese perspectives...


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Rita Padawangi | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

The Social City: Aspiration of an Urban Transformation in Asia

In this discussion paper, Dr. Rita Padawangi is contextualizing, reflecting and comparing the urban transformation of cities like Jakarta, Singapore...


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Truong Hoang Truong, Truong Thanh Thao and Son Thanh Tung | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

Housing and Transportation in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City

The study uses case studies to analyze the impact of urban planning on mobility and housing in Vietnam.


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10.05.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

A question from Thailand: Is the platform economy a new face of labour exploitation?

Ride-share platforms have been causing conflict in recent years between workers using the platform and traditional drivers in Thailand’s second city...


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25.03.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Selecting the right narrative can help unify diverse stakeholders’ support

New Delhi – A new methodology pursued by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in India has been applying a new narrative for alliance building to energy...


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05.03.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Linking the global urban and jobs agendas: Toward a policy framework for job-rich urbanization

An urbanization that fails to produce just job opportunities will have far-reaching consequences.


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17.02.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Literature and economic governance at the Ninth Karachi Literature Festival

Karachi (Pakistan) – In Pakistan as elsewhere, the search is on for a system of economic and political governance that ensures socially inclusive,...


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20.11.2017 | Economy of tomorrow | News

“Urban space cannot be fragmented into commodities”

Jakarta (Indonesia) – Using, appropriating and managing the city is at the very heart of our collective existence, says Marco Kusumawijaya, architect,...


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23.08.2017 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Commentary: Digital Transformation, the Future of Work & Society in Asia

New Delhi (India) – We must place inclusiveness at the centre stage of any discussion about the future of work and employment


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Marc Saxer | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

The Human Economy

On the social democratic path to decent livelihoods and development in digital capitalism


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14.07.2017 | Climate change, Economy of tomorrow | News

Building a low-carbon city: Experiences from China and Germany

Shanghai (China) – FES and partners in China continue the quest for new strategies to address the challenge of rapidly increasing urbanization and...


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10.05.2017 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Indonesian and German unions exchange tips for a "fair social contract" in the digital age

Jakarta (Indonesia) – The digital economy has consequences for both organized and informal labour, requiring steps by employers, the government and...


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30.04.2017 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Preparing the workforce for the future

On the occasion of the International Workers’ Day, Christopher Ng of UNI Asia & Pacific with a call for an economy where the human and social...


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Marc Saxer | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

Practical Guide to Transformative Change Making

Transformative Change Making (TCM) introduces a new method to create the societal buy-in needed to tackle such transformation crises.


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Mustafizur Rahman and Estiaque Bari | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

Political Economy of Change in Bangladesh

Development experiences in a number of countries bear evidence that these countries are unable to come out of the middle-income status after having...


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03.04.2017 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Bucking the middle-income trap threat

Dhaka (Bangladesh) – At a launch of a new study by FES and partners, experts discuss the Bangladesh transformative journey to avoid a middle-income...


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Mihir S. Sharma | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

India’s Coalitions for Change | Transforming the world’s most dynamic economy

The transformation of the Indian economy and the modernisation of the Indian state is essential if one million new job seekers a month are to be...


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28.10.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Challenge Accepted–Shaping the Great Transformation

Seoul (Korea) – Experts from ten Asian countries lead the Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) regional project to the next phase. Amidst changing political...


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Marc Saxer | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

The Economy of Tomorrow – How to produce socially just, resilient, and green dynamic growth for a Good Society, 4th edition

The Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) project brings together Asian economic thinkers with their counterparts from Europe to explore three key questions.


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23.10.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Robots, Trump, Brexit: Is the global window for development closing?

In the face of economic, ecological and social challenges the Economy of Tomorrow project prepares the shift to a new development path.


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Hansjörg Herr, Erwin Schweisshelm, Truong-Minh Vu | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

Vietnam in the global economy: development through integration or middle-income trap?

Economic growth in Vietnam has been remarkable since the beginning of the comprehensive reform process in 1986. Yet, the question remains whether this...


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30.09.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

On the cusp of a New Indo-Europe Dialogue

A two-day meeting is underway where experts from India and Europe weave path for cooperation projects on energy and urban transformation.


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23.09.2016 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Building an accountable tax system

Sampran (Thailand) – A policy community has been exploring alternative tax models, part of the Economy of Tomorrow project.


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Faisal Basri, Gatot Arya Putra | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

Escaping the middle income trap in Indonesia: an analysis of risks, remedies and national characteristics

Since the early 1990s Indonesia has been a lower-middle income country that gained international recognition as an attractive emerging market for...


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  • 22.11.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

    German small and medium enterprises inspire delegation from Bangladesh

    A Bangladeshi delegation explores small and medium enterprises in Stuttgart.

    more information

  • 28.10.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

    Building liveable, social cities for the economy of tomorrow in Asia and Germany

    Urbanists from Europe and Asia are facing some of the same challenges, but from often quite different angles. Experts from nine Asian countries...

    more information

  • 11.10.2019 | Economy of tomorrow | News

    Shopping malls aren’t enough – an inclusive city needs people-oriented planning

    If urban development is led by communities it can make cities—and the wider economy—more inclusive and socially just. Indonesian urbanists discussed...

    more information

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