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Our APF digital resource library will host research reports, databases, summaries of our events and more. As access to the library is exclusive, APF members will receive a password to tap to our online resources.

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This Report is a summary and analysis of the APF2017. Download the Report

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India has achieved a remarkable development goal with the near universalisation of primary education as of 2015.1 96.9% of children in rural India enrolled in school in 20162 and 98% of habitations now having access to a primary school within a 1km radius.3 National policy implementations like the Right to Education (RTE) Act for primary-school […]

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The AVPN Asia Policy Forum (APF) is a convening platform for social economy advocates, offering practical learning opportunities to support governments in Asia to build an enabling environment for the social economy. This inaugural APF webinar featured the role of policymakers and stakeholders in rolling out legislation that supports the benefit corporation movement. The webinar […]

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Co-author: Anh Nguyen Building on the success of the 2016 inaugural dialogue in Hong Kong, AVPN held the Asia Policy Forum in Bangkok on 5 June 2017 in partnership with the BMW Foundation, British Council, Credit Suisse and UNESCAP. The Forum is our effort to convene practitioners and advocates for the social economy and provide […]

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With the Fourth Industrial Revolution underway, the quest for sustainable and inclusive pathways towards prosperity has accelerated the momentum of the social economy movement. This movement which deploys private sector models for the pursuit of double or triple bottomline outcomes, is gaining momentum globally. Recognising this, policymakers and governments in Asia have begun to explore […]

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4 min read Data accessibility is key to effective policymaking and social investment for inclusive growth. Data and evidence-based strategies should be used to strengthen organisational capabilities, accountability, and programme delivery. Cross-sector collaboration is vital to ensure the success of evidence-based impact strategies. More than 30 policymakers and practitioners gathered at an AVPN seminar hosted […]

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The APF will host a webinar to learn more about the role of policymakers and stakeholders in rolling out legislation that supports the benefit corporation movement.

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Forum: Asia Policy Dialogue Hong Kong 2016 26 May 2016 The event was attended by more than 80 delegates and was represented by 14 countries in their presentations on their country’s social economy landscape. The event was comprised of presentations from sector experts sharing case studies on multi-sector collaboration as well as discussions on the […]

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The Roundtable brought together over 30 policy makers and practitioners, graciously hosted by the Hong Kong SAR Efficiency Unit. Our speakers shared useful perspectives of policy thinking and rationale, with active engagement by the audience.

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Building on the success of the 2016 inaugural dialogue in Hong Kong, AVPN held the Asia Policy Forum 2017 in Bangkok on 5 June 2017 in partnership with BMW Foundation, British Council, Credit Suisse and UNESCAP.

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The study provides an assessment of the current social enterprise landscape in the Philippines based on a sample of stakeholder interviews and online evidence, to identify the specific skills needed by social enterprises, the main barriers to social enterprise growth, and recommendations on how to grow the social enterprise space.

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The study explores the diverse landscape and ecosystem that have developed since the first known social enterprises appeared in Singapore almost 90 years ago.

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