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Rethinking Responsibility

Opinion  -  Stephanie Siow, Theophilus Kwek

Two young Singaporeans reflect on whether narratives of self-reliance may obscure deeper structural gaps.

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.

Randomised Controlled Trials in Policymaking

Article  -  Sharon Tham, Do Hoang Van Khanh

Controlled trials can bring rigour to the process of determining what works — and what does not — in public policy.

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.

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.

Nudging pro-social behaviours

Conference material  -  Joanne Yoong, Huang Jianyun, Leonard Lee, Lorenz Goette

Plenary session 2 consisted of 3 presentations, followed by a Q&A session with the audience and speakers. Read on for the summary of the presentations and discussion points during the Q&A session. For more details on the presentations, you can follow the links to the presentation slides.

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.

Growing a Biophilic City in a Garden

Article  -  Kenneth Er

The greening of Singapore is the outcome of decades of commitment, sound planning, and strong community partnerships.

Economic Development and Social Integration: Singapore’s Evolving Social Compact

Article  -  Soh Tze Min

Is continuous meritocracy the key to balancing economic integration and social cohesion in a period of slowing growth?

The Digital Social Contract and e-Legitimacy

Opinion  -  Max Everest-Phillips

New institutions are needed to manage both the potential and risks of digital technologies that will reshape our societies and how they are governed.