IPS Update Issue February 2018


In the Spotlight


Report on Singapore Perspectives 2018: Together

IPS’ annual flagship conference, Singapore Perspectives, took place on 22 January 2018. This year’s theme was “Together” and it considered how Singapore can approach its ageing demographics more positively, rather than with the usual “doom and gloom” perspectives. The convivial event gathered over 1,000 participants including members of the public, private, and people sectors, academics, and students.





IPS Closed-Door Discussion on the Use of SkillsFuture and Employability of the Malay-Muslim Community

In 2016, Berita Harian reported that, of the 126,000 Singaporeans who had used their SkillsFuture credit, only 8.4 per cent were from the Malay-Muslim Community—an under-representation of the community. This Closed-Door Discussion examined the reasons for the lack of participation, and possible measures to mitigate the situation.



Four Creative Cities Compared: Report released for first time

Creative sectors can be a powerful economic force. What lessons do the creative sectors of Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul have for Singapore? This report by IPS Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Tan Tarn How and Special Adviser Arun Mahizhnan, commissioned by the then Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts in 2006, has been released for the first time.


IPS in the News

IPS Researchers commented on the growth of Singapore’s median household income and the Workers’ Party’s decision to hold its leadership elections earlier than usual, among other issues.
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