Coalitions for Change (CfC) is a program under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The Asia Foundation partnership in the Philippines. CfC’s support for local leaders and organizations has helped introduce policy reforms that improve the lives of Filipinos. The program uses the Development Entrepreneurship approach and provides training and mentoring support for leaders to pursue policy reforms more effectively.
Conduct Action Research to Foster More Effective Protection of Consumer Rights in the Processed Food SectorWednesday, July 14th, 2021
Conducting an in-depth study on the current status of consumer rights protection in Vietnam, with and aim to identify the available resolution mechanisms, the incentives of buyer-seller dispute resolution, and realistic avenues for reform to address this growing problem.
The project works on developing alternative mechanisms for resolution of environmental disputes. It mobilizes local mediators to broker agreements that complement the formal justice system, hence strengthening non-formal justice delivery.
Improving protection of the labor rights and safety of Vietnamese migrant workers. The project will contribute to this goal through addressing inadequate preparation for overseas migrant workers before their departures; developing a job reintegration model to improve access to job opportunities for returning migrant workers; and supporting advocacy for increased awareness of labor conditions and issues faced by migrant workers, and for an improved policy environment for overseas migrant workers.
Organizing a workshop on “Progressive Cities as Resilient Cities: Why Governance Matters?” The workshop was held in Hanoi on July 19, 2016.
Developing domestic resources to sustain Vietnam’s civil society sector. The project will contribute to this goal by strengthening resources mobilization strategy and capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Vietnam; and promotion of better understanding and engagement with strategic giving among Vietnamese businesses. The project also contributes to advocacy efforts for an enabling policy environment to encourage business-CSO strategic partnership.
Supporting efforts to improve labor rights in Vietnam through using traditional and new media communication approaches; improve quality and reach of labor rights information and legal counseling to workers; and broaden the discussions on labor issues in Vietnam through the voices of workers and innovative local solutions.
Collaboratively with the Government of Timor-Leste and civil society, the Foundation works to support agents of change to effectively utilize evidence and research in policy formation, such as supporting the Prime Minister’s social audit initiative to improve government accountability mechanisms, as well as further expanding the capabilities of local NGO partners to conduct evidence-based research through capacity building and training on the use of tablet computers as quantitative survey technology.
Lao Hamutuk is the only local group providing open analysis of the state budgeting process and how the state is allocating its finite oil resources. The transparency and advocacy provided by this NGO have helped to elevate discussions around the critical choices the state is making and the imbalance between official rhetoric and where money is actually being spent.
Development of a phase two public transport and road safety survey for gathering data on public transport routes, access, safety concerns and cost structures to support minimum safety standards.