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Opinion: Social Policy in Singapore: A Crucible of Individual Responsibility

Opinion  -  Ron Haskins

The co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families explains why he finds Singapore’s social policy remarkably effective.

Positive Ageing: How Can We Make It Happen?

Opinion  -  Kalyani K. Mehta

Surveying current cross-sector efforts, a veteran gerontologist suggests ways to make Singapore an even more age-friendly city.

Redefining Engagement: Lessons for the Public Service from Our Singapore Conversation

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.

Agile, Inclusive, Digital-Ready Public Service: Nancy Chahwan in Conversation

Conversation  -  Nancy Chahwan

Nancy Chahwan discusses how the public service can remain nimble and adaptive in a digital society.

Workfare: The Fourth Pillar of Social Security in Singapore

Article  -  Jacqueline Poh

Singapore’s latest labour policy is more than a wage supplement scheme—it is a bold new addition to the social safety net in today’s volatile economic environment.

Embracing Complexity in Healthcare

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam, Clive Tan

In a complex environment where centralised planning has limited effectiveness, simple rules may allow the system to evolve organically towards shared goals.

Bringing Data into the Heart of Digital Government

Article  -  Daniel Lim Yew Mao

In a digital era, governments must be more data-driven in decision-making, and work with citizens differently.

Co-creating the Rail Corridor's Future

Article  -  Tan See Nin

Broad hands-on community engagement has led the design and planning process for a significant stretch of former railway land.

Making Public Policy Relevant for Bicultural Families in Singapore

Conversation  -  Kharina Zainal, Paulin Tay Straughan

A conversation with noted sociologist Paulin Tay Straughan offers insights on Singapore’s growing social diversity and its implications for bicultural families and social policy.

Government and Markets in a Well-Functioning Economy

Article  -  Wu Wei Neng, Donald Low

The central question for governments is not whether but how to intervene in markets to ensure their proper functioning.