Article - Sarah Harper
Singapore will soon be one of the demographically oldest countries in East Asia, as measured by the proportion of the population aged 65 and over. The median age of Singapore residents has increased over the past quarter-century, from 24.4 years in 1980 to over 35 today. This has been fuelled by a fall in Singapore’s Total Fertility Rate, which now stands at 1.24 per resident female, one of the lowest in the world.
Opinion - Manu Bhaskaran
A quick and painless recovery is unlikely, as delayed effects of the economic crisis have yet to kick in.
Interview - Donald Low
Timothy F. Geithner, President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, discusses monetary and fiscal policy in the region a decade after the Asian Financial Crisis.
Roundtable - Said Faisal, Stephanie Foster, Nikhil Seth
Three distinguished participants from Singapore’s 8th Leaders in Governance Programme share insights on how the public sector can embrace a more complex and uncertain world.
Interview - Alan Altshuler
In this interview, Professor Alan Altshuler of Harvard University discusses the attributes of a successful city and compares the city success of Singapore with US cities.
Opinion - Melinda Elias, Donald Low
Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.
Article - Yee Lai Fong, Melissa Khoo
Through collective learning-by-doing and investment in strong relationships, Our Singapore Conversation has pioneered new possibilities for public engagement and governance.
Opinion - Kalyani K. Mehta
Surveying current cross-sector efforts, a veteran gerontologist suggests ways to make Singapore an even more age-friendly city.
Opinion - Diaan-Yi Lin, Vidhya Ganesan
Public agencies in Singapore and elsewhere have already begun to use data analytics to transform public policy thinking and delivery.
Article - James Low
Deliberate and concerted effort has been key to building up Singapore's state capacity to resolve crisis, but more should be done to strengthen the community's role in future.