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Economic Freedom of the States of India 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 March 2011 12:24

Authors: Bibek Debroy, Laveesh Bhandari and Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Members and partners of EFN Asia recently released the Economic Freedom of the States of India 2011. The report ranks economic freedom in the 20 biggest Indian states, using a methodology adapted from the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) annual reports.

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Globalization and Inequality: the Perspective from Southeast Asia PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:19

Globalization and Inequality: the Perspective from Southeast Asia1

Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput2

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In the well-known ancient Indian parable, several blind men touch an elephant to learn what it is like.  The one who feels a leg thinks an elephant is like a pillar.  The one who feels the tail thinks it is like a rope.   Another who feels the trunk thinks it is like a tree branch.[3]

Conversations about globalization often[4] share this characteristic.  Those who focus on factory closures and outsourcing see globalization as causing job losses and lower wages in the developed world.  Those who focus on factory disasters such as those in Bangladesh see it contributing to unsafe conditions and poor labor standards for workers in developing countries.

Globalization and Inequality: EFN Asia’s session in Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 June 2014 19:06

With the success in 2013, EFN Asia and FNF Korea decided to continue to co-host a session in the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2014 in Jeju island, Korea. The big umbrella of the whole event is ‘Designing New Asia.’ Our session’s theme is ‘Globalization and Inequality.’ With the recent worldwide Piketty phenomenon and inequality situations in many Asian countries, we firmly believe that it is a topic we have to discuss and share our views.

The forum has started in 2001 and continued to attract participants around the world. It is expected that this year there were more than 4,000 participants altogether. Huge crowd of people attended two-and-a-half-day-event held during 28-30 May 2014.  Notable figures of this year include Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia, Salam Fayyad, former prime minister of state of Palestine, Li Zhaoxing, former foreign minister of China and Carly Fiorina, former president of Hewlettt-Packard.

An Invitation to the Launch of Abiding Times PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 March 2011 13:39

IDEAS cordially invites you to a fundraising event to launch Abiding Times, a book of articles written by our Founder President YAM Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz as well as guest authors YAM Tengku Zatashah Idris, YM Syed Haizam Jamalullail, Sharyn Shufiyan and Quek Sue Yian. The book’s forewords have been supplied by YM Raja Aziz Addruse, YBM Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim and YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and the introduction by Wan Saiful Jan.

The launch will take place on...
A Handbook on Enterprise Building in Nepal PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 February 2011 15:14

Volume II

Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation recently publishes the second volume of Towards Enterprise Building in Nepal. Towards Enterprise Building in Nepal is a handbook for aspiring  young entrepreneurs in Nepal largely based on arthalaya – one of the most popular and successful educational initiative of Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation.

The first volume contains stories of Nepalese entrepreneurs, legal document formats and guidelines to help starting a business along with experience sharing articles as well as success stories of arthalaya graduates.

Because most of an entrepreneur's time...

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