The Global Talent War: Why Singapore Needs to Get Serious About Branding Itself
Article - Ng Siew Kiang
Singapore has what it takes to be a global talent magnet: now it needs to make its case clearly, argues Ng Siew Kiang from Contact Singapore.
Phases of Singapore's Demographic Development Post World War II
Article - Koh Eng Chuan
An emerging phase of demographic development brings new challenges for Singapore.
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.
Aid for Work: The Singapore and US Models in Context
Article - Theresa W. Devasahayam
Theresa W. Devasahayam examines Singapore’s workfare strategy in light of the US model on which it is based, and finds key points of departure that could inform policy development in future.
Successful Ageing — A Review of Singapore's Policy Approaches
Article - Olivia Goh
In Singapore, the issue of an ageing population has been on the national agenda since the 1980s, with several high-level committees formed to study ageing trends.
The Nordic Social Security Model: Squaring the Circle?
Article - Koh Tsin Yen
The Nordic states appear to have achieved an enviable balance between strong economic growth and generous welfare provisions, but they too face new pressures from globalisation.
Water Management in Singapore
Article - Cecilia Tortajada
Singapore has developed from a water-scarce developing nation to a world leader in the field of water management in the space of three decades. Dr Cecilia Tortajada reviews the city-state's water practices and strategies in detail.
Transformative Investments: Remaking American Cities for a New Century
Article - Julie Wagner, Bruce Katz
“Transformative investments” is a class of urban interventions that is making an impact on markets, people, city landscapes and urban possibilities.
Ageing Population: What to Expect and What to Do
Article - Norbert Walter
What will the global ageing trend mean for finance, investment and production? Professor Norbert Walter highlights the economic implications of ageing in the coming decades.
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.