Publications

Clara Portela | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Enforcing Respect for Labour Standards with Targeted Sanctions

Applying targeted sanctions can deter violations of labour standards and improve compliance.


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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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Edlira Xhafa and Veasna Nuon | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

The Future of "Ethical Production" for Cambodia's Garment and Footwear Industry

This publication aims to determine who benefits from trade in the case of Cambodia and proposes policy recommendations to better distribute the...


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Zhang Junjie, Donghui Liu, Xue Lan, Chen Xiduo, Wu Honglin | Climate change | Publication

Achieving a socially equitable energy transition in China

On the example of China, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...


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Jakir Hossain, Mostafiz Ahmed and Jafrul Hasan Sharif | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Linking Trade and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Bangladesh

The study highlights power imbalances in the industrial and labour relations along the global supply chain and offers recommendations for all actors...


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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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Roberto S. Verzola, Jose D. Logarta Jr. (Viking) and Pedro H. Maniego, Jr. | Climate change | Publication

Towards a just transition in the Philippine electricity sector

On the example of the Philippines, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy...


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Puree Sirasoontorn and Praipol Koomsup | Climate change | Publication

Energy Transition in Thailand

On the example of Thailand, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...


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Maria Lauranti and Eka Afrina Djamhari | Climate change | Publication

A Socially Equitable Energy Transition in Indonesia

On the example of Indonesia, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...


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Mylene D. Hega, Veronica C. Alporha and Meggan S. Evangelista | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

Feminism and the womens' movement in the Philippines

This study on the Philippine Women Movement(s) gives special attention to the struggles of women during different historical events and political...


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Gadis Arivia and Nur Iman Subono | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

A Hundred Years of Feminism in Indonesia

This study deals with the rise of feminism in Indonesia which started a century ago.


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Miranda Schreurs and Julia Balanowski | Climate change | Publication

Promoting Socially and Economically Just Energy Transformations in Asia

A comprehensive overview of the most important political and social factors, the commonalities and differences, that drive—but also hamper—socially...


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Udai S Mehta, Pratim Bose and Ashwini K Swain | Climate change | Publication

In Pursuit of a Low Fossil Energy Future

On the example of India, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...


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Koos Neefjes and Dang Thi Thu Hoai | Climate change | Publication

Towards a socially just energy transition in Vietnam

On the example of Vietnam, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...


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Sohela Nazneen | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

The Women’s Movement in Bangladesh

The study traces the history of women’s movements in Bangladesh and discusses its achievements amidst the rapidly changing economic and political...


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ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Manpower (Republic of Indonesia), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, UN Women | Gender Justice | Publication

Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community

An excellent reference and policy tool founded on sound review and research, this report charts actionable policy recommendations for fair and...


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Lora Saalman and Knut Dethlefsen | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

Following the Forum: China's Belt and Road Initiative and the EU

This policy brief is meant to provide context for European decision makers as they encounter one of China’s most pervasive diplomatic and development...


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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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Petra Dünhaupt | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Estimated Tariff Savings from the Trade Agreement between the EU and Vietnam − EVFTA

This publication estimates the potential tariff savings for EU importing companies upon entry into force of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.


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Madelaine Moore and Christoph Scherrer | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Conditional or promotional trade agreements – Is enforcement possible?

This publication examines social or labour chapters in trade agreements, explores the reasons for their ineffectiveness and provides policy...


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| #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Who benefits from trade?

This publication reveals how trade and global value chains influence working conditions in Asia. It is based on research in the garment, footwear and...


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Sonja Schirmbeck | Climate change | Publication

Vietnam's environmental policies at a crossroads

Vietnam achieved a rapid socio-economic development within the last decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty. However, the future...


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Do Quynh Chi | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

The missing link in the chain?

In Asia, countries with export-oriented industries like Vietnam benefit from low wages and a growing workforce to ensure participation in the new...


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Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

Political feminism and the women's movement in Thailand

In recent years, challenges caused by social and political unrest and conflicts over natural resources and the environment have had an impact on the...


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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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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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Richard Ghiasy and Jiayi Zhou | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

The Silk Road Economic Belt

The Silk Road Economic Belt (the “Belt”) component of the Belt and Road Initiative, announced by Xi Jinping over four years ago, represents an...


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