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Founded in 1925 as Germany’s first political foundation, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit organization committed to the precepts of social democracy. The mission of FES in Germany and abroad is to promote freedom, solidarity and social justice through the political process. FES has been working in Pakistan since the 1980s. More ...




Latest News and Events 

Interview: The Gender Pay Gap in Pakistan
In accordance with the May Day (International Labour Day), FES Pakistan conducted interview on topic of Gender Pay Gap with two notable Pakistani women- Dr. Aliya Hashmi Khan, an economist and Nasreen Azhar, Human Rights Activist.

Take a look what they feel about gender pay gap in context of Pakistan by clicking on following link:

Pakistan-Afghanistan Media Exchange Programme-an intiative of the Pakistan Policy Group on Regional Peace and Security,
Islamabad & Lahore, March 2017
FES hosted the Afghanistan-Pakistan Media Exchange Program, as part of initiative taken by the Pakistan Policy Group on Regional Peace and Security

In the first phase-recently; Afghan media delegation comprising representatives from leading print and electronic media visted Pakistan. They had fruitful meetings with local media representatives,  ministry of foriegn affairs, ISPR, APP, minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and other important and other civil society representatives.

Some of the news coverage from same event are:

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation


Ministry of Foriegn Affairs



New Publication: 
Paper on "The future of work in Asia. How can India create livelihoods in the digital age?" (Authored by Marc Saxer)
Click on the 
Publications Section for more details

Panel Discussion on "Challenges and Risks to Pakistan's Economic Stability" at the Karachi Literature Festival, 12th Feb, 2017, Karachi

In colloboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SPDI), this panel discussion was based on discussion from our project on "Economy of Tomorrow". 
News coverage of the discussion can be accessed as mentioned below:

Express Tribune       DailyTimes

National conference on "Implementation of the 18th Constitutional Amendment", 7th February, 2017, Islambad 

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) in collaboration with FES Pakistan has developed position papers on 4 selected subjects that were devolved under the 18th constitutional amendment. The conference addressed the topics/subjects including Council of Common Interests, Education/Curriculum, provincialization of Civil Services and Oil/Gas resources. The publication  can be accessed online Here.

While th
e pictures from the conference can be viewed 

In the 2016 Global Think Tank Index, FES stands out once again! 

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania released its eigth annual 2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Report. The 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) marks the ninth year of continued efforts by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP) to acknowledge the important contributions and emerging global trends of think tanks worldwide. This Index is designed to help identify and recognize the leading centers of excellence in public policy research around the world.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is proud to be enlisted as 17th Top Think Tank Worldwide (U.S/Non-U.S.) list and in the 2016 GLOBAL GO TO THINK TANK INDEX REPORT issued in January 2017. For details click Here

The FES "Social Democracy Readers” are accessable online now
The four readers can be accessed here:

Reader-1: Foundations of Social Democracy

Reader-2: Economics and Social Democracy

Reader-3: Welfare State and Social Democracy

I.A. Rehman’s article on the situation of bonded labour has now been published (in German) on the FES online journal “Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft”

Read article here