As a think-tank dedicated to the research and analysis of domestic policy issues, IPS focuses its research primarily on Singapore-centric subjects. But because of Singapore’s interconnectedness to global economics and politics, there is also an international outlook to its research agenda. In addition, IPS tries to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to its research to better inform policy making and attempts to engage in strategic thinking rather than operational details. While most IPS projects deal with current concerns, there are also long term studies contemplating future developments in Singapore. IPS major areas of research include: In addition, we also take on Special Projects and conduct Perception of Policies Surveys as part of our research. IPS also has a dedicated centre for social indicators research – the IPS Social Lab – and administers the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore.