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3rd February 2017 Singapore

Cheryl O'Shea

Regional Economic and Intellectual Property Projects Officer

Snips of UK Intellectual Property Office’s continued engagements in South East Asia through the Prosperity Fund

We have been seeing these letters, or symbols, almost everywhere as we go on with our daily lives but there is more to these four letters than being part of the alphabet. Taking on a new role as the IP and Economic Officer for South East Asia helped me understand the meaning of (C) Copyright, […]

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13th January 2017 Singapore

Alyssa

by Alyssa

Regional Programme Officer - South East Asia Prosperity Fund

How the UK through the Prosperity Fund supported Thailand in its first Public Procurement Act

6,000,000,000 – The gravity of the number is more than the zeroes it carries. As highlighted in a research conducted by Transparency International in 2015, this figure refers to people living in countries that are seriously affected by corruption in the public sector. The results of the study clearly pointed out the crippling effects of […]

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24th October 2016 Singapore

Alyssa

by Alyssa

Regional Programme Officer - South East Asia Prosperity Fund

Trending on Facebook – how the Prosperity Fund is helping to improve the business environment in Vietnam

We are half-way through the financial year and the South East Asia Prosperity Fund projects are now all in the delivery phase. To get up to speed on what is happening on the ground, British Embassy Hanoi has launched a social media campaign to share with us updates on this year’s Prosperity Fund projects. The […]

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10th October 2016 Singapore

Alyssa

by Alyssa

Regional Programme Officer - South East Asia Prosperity Fund

UK’s support on the Low Carbon Agenda in South East Asia

The #GlobalBritain campaign is now in full-gear and this week’s theme on environment features what the UK is doing on the low carbon agenda in South East Asia. It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce other work that the Cross Whitehall Prosperity Fund is supporting in South East Asia; where this year, over 30% of the […]

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19th January 2016 Singapore

How to make a successful application: ASEAN CSR Network

With the bidding round well underway, we’re often asked what a successful project looks like. Instead of writing a long technical description, we asked one of our successful implementers from last year to describe firsthand how the SE Asia Prosperity Fund has helped them deliver their project and what they thought helped in making a successful […]

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15th January 2016 Singapore

2016-2017 Bidding Round – Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the bidding round for the South East Asia Prosperity Fund for 2016/2017 is now open. If you have ideas for a project on economic development or to help reduce climate change, check out our website for more information on the fund’s priorities and how to apply. The bidding round closes […]

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19th August 2015 Singapore

Low Carbon Cities Malaysia: Helping cities create the conditions for green growth

Today’s guest blog is by Robert Hatcher, an Associate at The Carbon Trust. Rob supports the delivery of technical services and is extensively involved with carbon management programmes.  Working with public sector clients in the UK and abroad, Rob has delivered an array of technical advice and carbon management strategies. This year the Malaysian government […]

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29th June 2015 Bangkok, Thailand

4 Ways in which the UK is helping to grow Prosperity in Thailand

The Southeast Asia Prosperity Fund recently awarded one-year grants, to four projects in Thailand to implementing agencies that work in the area of improving transparency in Thai public procurement procedure and in business sector, assisting the Thai government to achieve ambitious goals on climate change, and enhancing energy security in Thailand. I will be blogging about […]

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22nd June 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How the UK has helped to liberalise the Malaysian Legal Services Sector for foreign firms

In early 2012, the Malaysian Government, with the local professional body for legal sector, the Malaysian Bar Council (MBC) announced plans to liberalise laws governing the legal sector.  This was greeted positively by foreign firms who had previously been prohibited from entering the Malaysian market and provided an opportunity to feed into the development progress. […]

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About South East Asia Prosperity Fund

The South East Asia Prosperity Fund is the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) technical cooperation programme that aims to create the conditions for global growth. Working closely with…

The South East Asia Prosperity Fund is the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) technical cooperation programme that aims to create the conditions for global growth.

Working closely with project implementers and the FCO’s network of overseas missions, the Programme has supported over 125 policy projects (at a value of £5.4 million in the region) with projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Laos – providing technical assistance, building capacity, encouraging stakeholder discussions and sharing the UK experience.

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