In the fall semester, the Singapore Policy Journal organized two discussion events: an online discussion titled “Gahmen Say One: Public Consultation and Contentious Policymaking in Singapore,” and an in-person one titled “COVID’s Lost Generation? Youth Unemployment and Future of Work in Singapore.” Read on to learn more about the topics discussed.Read more
Welcome back! We’re excited to announce that the Singapore Policy Journal will be up and running in the new academic year. In this letter, our Editors-in-Chief recap the Journal’s work in the 2020/21 academic year, and detail our plans for the upcoming semesters. Read more to find out more about opportunities to get involved and to contribute your ideas.Read more
In this piece, Beatrice Lee and Rahul Abraham take a closer look at Dr Sudha Nair’s work with PAVE in alleviating domestic violence in Singapore. They explore the historical development of Singapore’s policies addressing family violence, the role PAVE plays in assisting victims of family violence, and the challenges and opportunities that the future holds for both the organization and Singapore society at large.Read more
In the second part of SPJ’s interview series on sustainability, we continue our conversation with Melissa Low, a research fellow at the Energy Studies Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS), this time focusing on the broader global context and Singapore’s role in it. In light of recent global milestones in climate policy, Melissa shares with us about how they influenced her work in Singapore, as well as her well wishes for Singapore’s climate policy.Read more
As the prevalence of digital technology looks set to become a mainstay in Singapore’s smart nation ambitions, what benefits and costs can we expect? What kind of future will that create, and what are some societal issues that must first be recognized and resolved before accepting such a future?
In the first of four collective summaries following SPJ’s reading group, Jonathan Cheng reviews the topics discussed in the inaugural session. The summary details the takeaways from the group, which comprises student participants from a range of academic backgrounds.Read more
Digital technology has quickly become a key area of focus for societies globally. It has allowed people to create, innovate,Read more
Minister-in-Charge of the Public Service Chan Chun Sing recently remarked that the diversity of Public Service Commission Scholarship recipients goes beyond race, language, and religion. This raises questions about how diverse recipients have been in socio-economic terms, of which pre-university education provides a good proxy for assessment. In this piece, Andrew Chia looks at why diversity in background matters, and explores the diversity of PSC scholars using compiled data on PSC Scholarships from 2007 to 2018.Read more