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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.

The City and My Home

Opinion  -  Simon Tay

This evening I thought of the New Year countdown and fireworks at the Bay while walking with my son and his dog around Seletar air base, where we live. The disparity is stark and tells me how the city is changing and affecting our lives.

Reducing Health Disparities and Addressing Unmet Health Needs of Vulnerable Groups

Conference material  -  Dean Schillinger

​Held on 13 September 2017, the 3rd MSF-CSC Social Sector Conference 2017 saw four speakers — Mauricio Lim Miller, Dean Schillinger, Elisabeth Mason and James Riccio — sharing their views on tackling complex vulnerabilities with innovative solutions, and how cross-sector partnerships and sustainable approaches were developed for low-income families.​​​​

How Tech Revolution Can Reshape Social Services

Conference material  -  Elizabeth Mason

Held on 13 September 2017, the 3rd MSF-CSC Social Sector Conference 2017 saw four speakers — Mauricio Lim Miller, Dean Schillinger, Elisabeth Mason and James Riccio — sharing their views on tackling complex vulnerabilities with innovative solutions, and how cross-sector partnerships and sustainable approaches were developed for low-income families.​​​​

The WorkAdvance Demonstration—Testing a Sector-Based Training Programme

Conference material  -  James A. Riccio

​Held on 13 September 2017, the 3rd MSF-CSC Social Sector Conference 2017 saw four speakers — Mauricio Lim Miller, Dean Schillinger, Elisabeth Mason and James Riccio — sharing their views on tackling complex vulnerabilities with innovative solutions, and how cross-sector partnerships and sustainable approaches were developed for low-income families.​​​​

Empowering Peer-to-Peer Social Change

Conference material  -  Mauricio Lim Miller

​Held on 13 September 2017, the 3rd MSF-CSC Social Sector Conference 2017 saw four speakers — Mauricio Lim Miller, Dean Schillinger, Elisabeth Mason and James Riccio — sharing their views on tackling complex vulnerabilities with innovative solutions, and how cross-sector partnerships and sustainable approaches were developed for low-income families.​​​​

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.

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.

Rethinking Responsibility

Opinion  -  Stephanie Siow, Theophilus Kwek

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

Singapore's Social Support System: Two Anomalies

Opinion  -  Chua Hak Bin

The Singapore economy is rising with the tide of globalisation, but not everyone appears to be prospering equally.