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Asia Liberty Forum – A Liberal Summit in the Himalayas

Well over 150 delegates from close to forty nations assembled in Kathamandu for the Asia Liberty Forum (ALF). Entitled “Advancing Liberty and Markets in Asia”, the two day affair brought together representatives of pro-market, liberal and libertarian organizations and think tanks from all ...
India

Praja Foundation brings out first ever report on ‘State of affordable housing’

Praja Foundation, a partner of the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) working on urban governance issues released their first ever report on ‘State of Affordable Housing in Mumbai’ on 11th of November 2014. This report was produced with guided expertise of ...
Pakistan

X-Venture – Adventure, Leadership and Learning

Young minds are the greatest asset of any nation. They serve as change agents and catalysts towards social improvement and economic development of a country. X-Venture is a leadership program by the School of Leadership in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Pakistan that ...
Bangladesh

Flea Market - or Free Market?

Street vendors offer goods and services at competitive prices to the urban dwellers. As the government cannot allocate enough resources to formally oversee this sector, street vending represents a commercial system with little government intervention. It appears to operate in a free market economy. ...
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"Political Strategies" by Peter Schröder
A book filled with insight, Peter Schröder's "Political Strategies" offers a look into how strategic planning can help in planning campaigns and tactics for civil society actors. Drawing on his experience over decades of work as a political consultant across the world, Mr Schröder's book offers a clear-eyed look at how to think analytically about one of the most difficult arenas of public engagement: politics. Download the book here.
Liberty in 2014 Speech by FNF Regional Director at the Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu
The Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann for Freedom (FNF) joined the Asia Centre for Entreprise and the Samriddhi Foundation of Nepal for the Asia Liberty Forum 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal from January 8 to 10, 2015. Some of the best liberal minds assembled for a discussion on strategies to overcome the critical issues plaguing Asia. On that occasion, FNF-Regional Director Dr. Ronald Meinardus was asked to share his views on the state of liberalism around the world. You may view an abstract of that talk here.
Afghanistan 2014: The Incentives of Afghanistan’s Neighbours & other Major Actors
Ever since the announcement by the US and Germany of the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, various commentators have expressed fears that the situation could lead to a replay of the chaos and violence after 1989. The incentives of major actors have changed dramatically since then, and it is important to understand those changed incentives if the international community is to avoid – or manage – a conflict after 2014. Read More...
India: Violence Against Women. Current Challenges and Future Trends
Violence against women in India is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence. Discriminatory practices are underlined by laws favoring men. Inadequate policing and judicial practices deny female victims proper protection and justice. Although female participation in public life is increasing and laws have been amended, India still has a long way to go to make Indian women equal citizens in their own country. Read more...