Dialogue Politique Asie 2018

5 juil 2018 - 6 juil 2018
Type de projet: 
Dialogues politiques régionaux

Theme: Public policies for financing the social and solidarity economy to strengthen its values and competitiveness
Venue: Seoul City Hall & social economy sites, NPO Center, Korea

APD 2018 is the 4th edition of the Asia Policy Dialogue (APD), the regional platform for promoting social economy public policies by bringing local authorities, practitioners, researchers and policymakers in the region. APD 2018 focused on different strategies of financing the social economy across ten different countries in Asia.



  1. To interpret the theme of the GSEF2018, “Social Economy and Cities: Values and Competitiveness for an Inclusive and Sustainable Local Development” in the context of Asia, primarily focused on the financial system for supporting SSE organisations as a pre-discussion of the GSEF2018.
  2. To discuss what kind of policy measures should be adopted to expand the SSE organisations’ social impacts and competitiveness in the market and how the process of policymaking and implementation should be done.
  3. To offer opportunities for participating GSEF members and partners to brainstorm and search for a more specific and viable collaborative project through the network.
  4. To develop the Asia Policy Dialogue as a regular forum on social economy policies in Asia and a networking platform for policymakers, advocators, and practitioners of SSE, based on the evaluation and outcome of the last four policy dialogues of GSEF.

Key Questions

  1. What are the characteristics of the social economy in Asia to be recognised in its social values and competitiveness for an inclusive and sustainable local development?

  2. How the funding and financial system to promote social economy could be established and strengthened?

  3. What are the suitable social finance schemes according to the stage of growth among Asian social economy enterprises in their local economic and social contexts?

  4. What kind of legal consideration and policy initiatives are required for the finance for the social economy to be managed adequately to maximise the social impacts of SSE enterprises?

  5. How can the cooperation between cities through international network strengthen each region’s social finance ecosystem?

Participants of the APD2018 engaged in social finance study visits in Seoul, plenary sessions on social finance initiatives at both central and local government levels in Korea and were also able to engage in discussions through various workshops with particular focus on regions and different social finance policies at community, private and public levels in Asia.

Coming from diverse backgrounds, participants were provided with a networking opportunity to exchange good practices in their respective country. At the closing roundtable session, they discussed how to enhance cooperation between cities through international networks such as GSEF and how international networks can assist in promoting the social finance and continue the momentum for the regional dialogue.

You can access all APD resources such as PPT slides, programme, etc here (google drive link)

About APD

Since 2014, the APD has played a key role in promoting knowledge exchanges between policymakers in searching for the best ways of co-constructing public policies, establishing eco-systems for supporting the Social & Solidarity Economy (SSE) and social innovation to tackle various societal and urban challenges in Asia wherein social enterprises are playing an increasingly pivotal role in the provision of social services as well as serving as a catalyst for industrial innovations.