The annual Asia Liberty Forum (ALF) promises to offer political innovations as it gathers representatives from business groups, policy think tanks, and civil society organizations on February 10-11, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Discussions on ease of doing business, education, property rights, and price controls fill the two-day program. Suraj Vaidya, concurrent chairman of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Samriddhi Foundation Nepal, and Indonesia Former Minister of Finance M. Chatib Basri are expected to give their insights on policy reforms.

Atlas Network organizes the yearly activity to broaden support for classical liberal principles as basis for innovative and effective political and market ideas. EFN Asia has consistently supported the event.


Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) serves as ALF 2018’s host. CIPS won the 2016 global shark tank competition for its campaign for affordable food in Indonesia. It also recently launched its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Akademi CIPS which has had 1,200 sign ups in less than four months. Its first course on the economics of food trade resulted in participant retention rates higher than that of MOOCs in the US.

A Think Tank Shark Tank contest among shall also take place at the forum.

More details are available here.




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