The IPS Social Inclusion Policy Network is part of the renewed impetus to tackle the problem of inequality in Singapore. Its objectives are to gather experts, public intellectuals and social service practitioners on an on-going basis first, to unearth, examine and conduct applied policy research on social mobility, mixing and inclusion that is relevant to Singapore; and second, to catalyse practical forms of intervention as well as generate public policy recommendations to foster greater social inclusion.
The network will address these issues on three tracks, each headed up by a convener from IPS: Economy and the Workplace led by Dr Faizal Yahya; Education led by Dr Mathew Mathews; and Urban Planning and Housing led by Dr Leong Chan Hoong.
The inaugural meeting, held on Wednesday, 26 September, will gather the members of the policy network, and introduce to them the objectives of the policy network and its convenors, followed by a presentation on inequality and poverty in Singapore.
This will be followed by breakout sessions in which members will be grouped according to the track they select. Within these groups, members are welcome to share their research as well as concerns in their respective tracks of interest.
The aim of the meeting is for members of each group to discuss and propose an agenda for their respective tracks, in order to tackle and bring fresh insight to the specific issues of inequality and its manifestations in Singapore.Download