In the Spotlight
Report — Ground-Up Efforts at Community Development in Singapore
• 4-min read
What is community development, and what does a strong community look like? What is the role of an organisation invested in community development, and do the arts have a place in its work? In collaboration with the Singapore University of Social Sciences, IPS presented two case studies on two organisations, Beyond Social Services and ArtsWok Collaborative, and their innovative approaches to community development.
Report — Is Singapore Ready For Personal Budgets in Disability Services?• 4-min read
In Singapore, the government block-funds organisations to deliver disability services, with means-tested subsidies for individuals who cannot afford them. Meanwhile, the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme provides a personalised budget to disabled individuals to pay for services of their choice, regardless of financial status. Would this work in Singapore?
Commentary — The case for restoring CPF contribution rates of older workers
By Damien Huang and Christopher Gee• 3-min read
IPS researchers Damien Huang and Christopher Gee released a policy brief which recommended that CPF contribution rates for older workers be restored to 37 per cent, on par with younger workers. In this commentary, they raise three reasons why.
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Recent Releases on the IPS Website
Policy Brief — Improving Retirement Adequacy by Restoring Older Worker CPF Rates
This policy brief considers the effect of CPF contribution rates on older Singaporean workers’ retirement adequacy. It quantifies the effect of restoring CPF contribution rates for employees aged 55-64 years on (i) employees’ retirement income adequacy, (ii) employers’ wage bills, and (iii) the additional interest payable by the CPF Board. It recommends that CPF contribution rates be increased to encourage older workers to remain employed and to improve their retirement adequacy.
IPS Exchange Series No. 13 — Leaving Well: End-of-Life Policies in Singapore
Discussing and stating our preferences for end-of-life care and death is uncomfortable but necessary, and best done before a serious prognosis or sudden catastrophic accident. We know that there are over 200,000 Singapore residents currently aged 75 and above, but really, this applies to anyone at any age. In IPS Exchange Series No. 13, IPS researchers present what is needed to help Singaporeans to live and die well, and in accordance to their preferences.
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