In the Philippines, KAS is cooperating with five local partners in the area of political education, local government development, peace and development in Mindanao, political reforms, social market economy as well as the development of the media. Among the 5 partners of the Foundation are the following:
Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (AIM-Policy Center)
The AIM Policy Center is the public-policy think tank of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and one of the five Centers for Research and Management Excellence that AIM houses. The Center’s mission is to foster a public-policy environment that emphasizes the primacy of private enterprise in meeting society's needs for goods and services and in contributing to economic, social, and technological progress, a rising standard of living, and the building of a truly humane society. The Center aims to be a leading think-tank in the region particularly on competitiveness issues that bear on the challenges of globalization, rapid technological change and restructured economic opportunities. The AIM Policy Center is divided into two groups: research and programs. Research heads ensure the depth and relevance of the work produced by each of the Center's programs. Program managers formulate and implement advocacy strategies aimed to present the results of the Center's research to public policy makers and civil society in general.
The Institute for Autonomy and Governance is an independent and non-partisan think-tank established in 2001 to generate ideas on making autonomy an effective vehicle for peace and development in the southern Philippines. It conducts policy studies and discussions on political, economic and security issues that define much needed measures to be undertaken for meaningful autonomy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It is engaged in capacity-building programs with special focus on the Regional Assembly as the regional government’s highest policy making body. It provides technical assistance in crafting priority laws and policies in the region. IAG is affiliated with Notre Dame University.