A sustainable democracy requires strong institutions, reliable structures, and active citizens. To achieve this, there is a need to balance state power with strong contending interests that hamper the development of... More
Societies are sustainable where human rights are recognized and promoted, where people have access to quality basic services and are protected from social hazards and risks. More
Economic growth – as observed in recent years in the Philippines – is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for a sustainable economy. It is unable to answer two critical concerns: how long can this kind of growth... More
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.