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Rethinking a New Social Compact for Singapore

Article  -  Yeoh Lam Keong

To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.

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.

Creative Cities: Can they be Comfortable?

Article  -  Peter Hall

Many urban centres aspire to be creative global cities, but they should be prepared to embrace the tensions and turbulence of genuine change.

Security with Self-Reliance: The Argument for the Singapore Model

Article  -  Lim Xiuhui

Singapore's system of social security is based on enabling self-reliance, supported by strong family and social networks.

Uniquely Singapore, Uniquely CPF

Article  -  Laura Lim, Eng Soon Khai, Heidi Chan

Singapore’s pragmatic approach to social security has led to the development of a unique system that does not readily adhere to international benchmarks.

Designing Urban Journeys

Article  -  Yam Ah Mee

Social inclusion, a shift in mindset and a holistic strategy are the necessary ingredients in improving Singapore's land transport system.

Fertility Rebound in the OECD: Insights for Singapore

Article  -  Koh Chiu Yee

Evidence suggests that helping parents to combine work and family life is key to raising fertility, but social and workplace norms may mitigate even the best intentioned policies.

Homes for a Nation — Public Housing in Singapore

Article  -  Yap Chin Beng

To meet the changing needs and aspirations of a more affluent and diverse population, Singapore's public housing will have to evolve in significant new directions in the coming decades.

Strategic Orientations in Singapore Healthcare

Article  -  Clive Tan, Jeremy Lim

Medical doctors Jeremy Lim and Clive Tan unpack the principles underlying Singapore’s healthcare policy, and examine how these are reflected in cost and delivery structures.

Community in Bloom

Article  -  Simon Longman

Community In Bloom is a programme by the National Parks Board (NParks) to promote a gardening culture and a greater sense of civic ownership and participation among Singaporeans by encouraging and facilitating community gardening.