The Asia Policy Forum (APF), an initiative by AVPN, is a platform for high level, inter-governmental exchange between Asian countries to share, discuss and commit to goals on furthering social innovation and increasing social impact.

AVPN launched APF in recognition of governments’ important role in fostering a vibrant and high impact philanthropy and social investment community across Asia.

APF’s mission is to catalyse the creation of more effective public policies that support the growth of the social economy through sharing of best practices, research and multi-sector collaboration.

As stressed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, partnership for sustainable development is critical and the Asia Policy Forum is a key platform to forge these bonds amongst the Asian community – across sectors and borders.

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Annual Summit
Building on the success of the 2016 inaugural event, which attracted more than 80 delegates from over 15 countries, the Asia Policy Forum will continue this convening, enabling the government representatives to learn and share with each other. For photos of the event, click here. For videos and the 2016 Asia Policy Forum Report, click here.
One Voice
APF will work on further partnerships with organisations that are pan-regional like ASEAN Foundation, ADB, World Bank to form a cohesive, recognised voice for Asian governments on social investing
Asian Social Impact Investment Policy Toolkit
Commissioned research on the impact of each government’s policies, regulations; and in-depth case studies on successful multi-sector collaboration
APF Online Platform
A micro-site will be created for APF that will host the research, reports, database, showcase our events etc, with special password-protected areas for APF members for exclusive resources
High-level Roundtables
Hosted in-country events involving senior government officials on multisector collaboration – Malaysia & Myanmar
Study Tour
Curated tours to Europe and key Asian countries for learning with other sector experts and site visits
Working Groups
Explore the definitions of social enterprise, effective legal frameworks, impact assessment and pay for performance models


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For more information, please contact us at policy@avpn.asia