Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia

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.

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04.03.2021 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Training Bangladesh’s next generation of advocates, through the pandemic

Bangladesh has no shortage of bright young people keen to boost the country’s development. But many lack the research and specific presentation skills to match their motivation. Now in its fifth year, the Economy of Tomorrow fellowship, supported by FES Bangladesh, trains a select few on how to make the best impact for social justice, as future advocates and thought leaders.


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01.03.2021 | News

How volunteers crowd sourcing data contributes to Mongolia’s COVID-19 response

Participants from across Mongolia collect crucial data in an Open Street Mapping project in an effort to make health and essential services available to the public and state agencies.


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23.02.2021 | Climate change | News

China’s latest carbon pledge sets ambitious course for the 21st Century

China’s recent commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2060 sends a powerful message, not only about what the country thinks it can achieve with its own development, but also about the leading role it intends to play in a changing world of energy transition.


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Discover more about the activities of FES in Asia

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

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

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FES in Asia

FES in Asia

The regional platform of FES offices in Asia. Bringing you news, briefings and events from Kabul to Manila, and from Ulaanbaatar to Jakarta. 



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FES Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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