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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 ...


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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.

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e pictures from the conference can be viewed 

FES Pakistan-Celebration of its 25th Aniversary and a welcome to new resident director
FES established its office in Pakistan in 1990. The reception was an occasion to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was also an occasion to give farewell to Mr. Philipp Kauppert, the ex-resident director and welcome to Mr. Rolf Paasch as new resident director of the office.

We are proud of our contribution for working towards democracy, peace and justice in Pakistan based on the social democratic ideals of Friedrich Ebert.

For viewing photos from the event, click Here

In the 2015 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 eigth 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.
The report is compiled with assistance from over 1,500 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments around the world and ranks the top 150 global think tanks across

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is proud to be enlisted as 26th Top Think Tank Worldwide (U.S/Non-U.S.) list and in the 2015 GLOBAL GO TO THINK TANK INDEX REPORT issued on 29th Jan, 2016.

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Pakistani rights activist Syeda Ghulam Fatima was honored with a Global Citizen award for Leadership in Civil Society during the Clinton Global Citizen award ceremony in New York on last Sunday. FES Pakistan is really proud to have Bonded Labour Liberation Front and Ghulam Fatima as its long standing partner; working towards the cause of ending bonded labour in Pakistan.

A new article by Philipp Kauppert,Resident Director (FES) on GSP Plus, social standards and the role of trade unions in Pakistan (in German)

Read article here

Website Relaunch – The FES Regional Programme Asia has a new look! 

The new website of the FES Regional Programme Asia is designed to give a more user-friendly experience and to present updated and useful information about our work. The Regional Programme Asia complements FES programmes and projects on the global and national level. Its approach and focus is going beyond the national level by responding to the trends of globalization, labour mobility, regional integration and connectivity in all areas of life. The projects conducted under its framework target to build transnational networks and coalitions between individuals and organisations and promote change for more social justice, sustainable peace, economic development in the region. Currently, the FES Regional Programme Asia comprises four major projects: Social Democracy, Social Justice, Economy of Tomorrow and  Peace and Security. 

We truly hope that you enjoy the new website and appreciate your feedback.

The new website can be accessed at:

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

Philipp Kauppert, Resident Director-FES Pakistan talking about "Green Growth Strategies in Asia'.  Read the article Here

Click Here  for Interview of Mr.Philipp Kauppert- Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) by The Diplomatoc Insight

Article on The Economy of Tomorrow written by Philipp Kauppert-Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Pakistan. Click Here

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